With its experienced team, Further not only provides design and project services, but also provides consultancy services in many circumstances that our valuable users and investors need. With their Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees, Further team shares with you their views based on their theoretical and practical knowledge. Our company provides consultancy services in the fields of Planning Permission & Full Plan Application, Construction, Real Estate, Business, and Company Formation, and also prepares various research reports in more specific fields such as market research, highest and best use and feasibility.


Consultancy for Planning Permission

You’ll probably need planning permission if you want to:

  • build something new,

  • make a major change to your building, such as building an extension,

  • change the use of your building.

To apply for planning permission, contact your local planning authority (LPA) through your local council. If your project needs planning permission and you do the work without getting it, you can be served an ‘enforcement notice’ ordering you to undo all the changes you have made.

Some building projects do not need planning permission. This is known as 'permitted development rights'. Building projects that normally have permitted development rights include:

  • industrial premises and warehouses,

  • some outdoor signs and advertisements - though there are special rules around adverts,

  • demolition - but before you begin you must get approval to demolish from your local planning authority (LPA) through your local council.

There are other projects that might not need planning permission - for example, projects that will have no impact on your neighbours or the environment. If you think this could apply to your project, check with your LPA through your local council.

If your building project benefits the local community, and the community supports it, you may not have to go through the normal planning permission process. Neighbourhood planning lets your community grant planning permission directly under certain circumstances.

Your local planning authority (LPA) will decide whether to grant planning permission for your project based on its development plan. It will not consider whether local people want it.

To decide whether a planning application fits with its development plan, an LPA will look at:

  • the number, size, layout, siting, and external appearance of buildings,

  • the infrastructure available, such as roads and water supply,

  • any landscaping needs,

  • what you want to use the development for,

  • how your development would affect the surrounding area - for example, if it would create lots more traffic.

In most cases, planning applications are decided within 8 weeks. In England, for unusually large or complex applications the time limit is 13 weeks. If the decision takes longer, you can appeal. [1]

Further helps you to find out whether your project will need planning permission or not.


Consultancy for Full Plan Application

The Building Regulations 2010 cover the construction and extension of buildings.

You might also need building regulations approval for many alteration projects, including if you plan to:

  • replace fuse boxes and connected electrics,

  • install a bathroom that will involve plumbing,

  • change electrics near a bath or shower,

  • put in a fixed air-conditioning system,

  • replace windows and doors,

  • replace roof coverings on pitched and flat roofs,

  • install or replace a heating system,

  • add extra radiators to a heating system.

You could need approval, or to follow special rules, for works not listed here - so always research your particular project. Contact a ‘building control body’ (BCB) to check the building regulations or apply for approval. There are 2 types of BCB. It’s up to you which you use. These are Local authority BCBs and Private BCBs. Hence, you can apply for approval from your council, or you can apply through a private approved inspector.

You must decide on the type of application for your planned build, extension, or alteration work. Full plans application is the most thorough option. You can expect a decision within 5 weeks, or 2 months with your consent. You’ll get a completion certificate within 8 weeks of completion of the building work as long as it complies. Building notice application is only for smaller projects. You can start work 2 days after your notice has been submitted to your BCB. You do not get formal approval like you do with full plans. Regularisation is retrospective approval for work already carried out without consent - from a local authority BCB only [2].

If you cannot decide what to do, ask Further. Further both guides you and prepare full plans you need.


Construction Consultancy

Further provides both project and implementation consultancy services in construction works, thanks to the knowledge, experience, and dynamism of its team members who have worked on large-scale international projects and are familiar with various standards and construction techniques. We provide consultancy services of construction implementation in many areas beginning from obtaining the necessary construction permits for residential buildings in particular, commercial buildings such as hotels and shops, and various industrial buildings, to the completion of the implementation and the launch of the building.


Real Estate Consultancy

As a concept real estate has been one of the most significant investment tools since history. Both the lands and the buildings on these lands have provided and continue to yield great returns to the landowners thanks to the functions they contain. The doubling of the world’s population in the last 50 years means that limited resources are depleted and the existing resources gain more value. Parallel to this, the real estate industry maintains its vitality every period. Due to the significance of this industry, many real estate agents have been appeared both in the world and in the UK.

The real estate industry has a great importance, and is a very large activity field that should be considered from the practical aspect as well as the theoretical aspect due to the large number of services that constitute the national economy with wide surface of contact through mortgages, buying, selling, leasing, projecting, alteration, renovation, construction etc. It is precisely for this reason that when real estate is desired to be used as an investment tool, the opinions of experts who have both theoretical and practical knowledge in this field should be taken.

In this context, Further provides consultancy services to households, landowners, and investors who desires to use real estate as an investment tool. We would like to assist you as much as possible. We can either meet face to face or move through your written questions to be answered.


Business Consultancy

Consultancy is an expert advice that a company or person is paid to provide on a particular subject [3]. It might be noted that consultants can save and maintain time and resources of their customers. In this context, business consultancy is one of Further services that we provide in a particular field such as architecture, interior, graphic and web design, engineering, construction, and real estate management depending on your requirements. We can either discuss in these particular fields or how to develop your business and increase your incomes.


Company Formation for Investors

Whether it is a self-employed or a large-scale corporate company, the foundation of doing business all over the world is to set up a company and pay taxes. However, company establishment processes may vary in each country depending on the laws and regulations of the relevant country. With the development of technology, although these processes can be carried out online in many countries, entrepreneurs still may need support in establishing a company for various reasons. At this point, Further provides a company address and documents required, enabling entrepreneurs to establish their companies quickly and safely.

Additionally, we aim to support foreign investors who cannot physically stay in the UK due to Covid-19 restrictions but want to enter the UK market.

If you need your company to completely be ready to run, we create a brand name, prepare your corporate identity, provide consultancy services and special market research reports depend on your field of activity, and launch your website you to be recognised around the UK.


Special Reports

Principally, the consultancy is based on existence of data in a particular research area to analyse circumstances. In this case, the concept of data analysis gets involved, too. To properly consult customers, it is necessary to comprehend the conditions, intentions, and purposes of the counselees. If it is considered that the counselee takes this service to use opportunities with the purpose of making things better, he/she should draw the frame or submit required data to the consultant. If the counselee does not have enough data to generate a strategy, the consultant can gather the required data to analyse and guide him/her. Afterwards, it can be said that the relevant data and its analysis is the precondition of the consultancy. Therefore, Further offers gathering relevant market data and preparing special reports in particular to the following fields:

  • strategic marketing and business development reports,

  • industry-based market research reports such as highest and best use report, land use report, feasibility report, etc.


[1]: Planning Permission. Retrieved from: https://www.gov.uk/planning-permission-england-wales

[2]: Building Regulations Approval. Retrieved from: https://www.gov.uk/building-regulations-approval

[3]: Consultancy. Retrieved from: https://www.oxfordlearnersdictionaries.com/definition/english/consultancy