Clifton Design (Bristol)

Clifton Design (Bristol)

We provide outstanding service and professional advice to residential clients in and around the South West


Clifton Design (Bristol) Ltd offers a comprehensive, end-to-end service for anyone who is planning to build, convert or extend a property.

Our expert team is here to help you with everything from the initial drawings to managing the project through to completion. We can make sure all your legal obligations are met, obtain relevant permissions and quotations on your behalf, manage the planning application, put you in touch with trusted, skilled contractors and carry out other essential tasks where required.

We pride ourselves on offering the best possible service, whether you need help designing simple, internal alterations or are planning a new build - we can take care of everything on your behalf from start to finish.

Speak to us to find out how we can ensure your project runs smoothly, on time and within budget. We offer a free, initial site visit to discuss your plans.

See our THINGS TO CONSIDER page for other areas where we may be able to help.

Planning Permission

If you’re planning to build, convert or alter a property in any way, you must obtain the required permissions before carrying out the work or you may encounter future problems that could have been avoided. Most planning applications will be determined within 8 weeks of the application being submitted. We’re here to help guide you through what can become a bit of a minefield, and handle all the relevant paperwork on your behalf.

Unfortunately, we can’t guarantee the local authority will approve planning applications, but we make sure they have the best possible chance, with approximately 95% of our applications being granted permission within eight weeks of submission.

We are an Accredited Planning Agent with Bristol City Council. An Accredited Agent has a proven track record of making good quality householder planning applications and has met, and adheres to, a code of practice.

Building Regulations

After planning permission has been granted, your project will need building regulations approval. We can undertake the detailed drawings required to comply with current Building Regulation requirements and submit your application to either the Local Authority Building Control department or an Approved Inspector. We can also recommend a structural engineer (if required) and liaise with the building control department on your behalf.

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