Advice on Self Build Projects - Law Firm Runs Free Architect & Planning Advice Clinics

Despite the recession, many people are still opting for a self build to enable them to get a foot on the property ladder or to extend an existing property.

Matthew Franklin of MBF Design runs regular,  free Ask the Architect sessions from our Shrewsbury offices on Abbey Foregate and is keen to assist local people and businesses with any architectural ideas they may have.  The world of planning law can often be a daunting place when people or businesses are trying to get projects off the ground.  To help guide people through this territory Matthew enlists the expertise of our town and country planning law solicitor, Rebecca Whittaker, who can provide expert advice on planning law aspects.

The topic of architecture is far reaching and encompasses many different aspects.  Matthew is keen to encourage anyone - from private individuals to businesses - to come along to one of the sessions if they have any architectural queries to raise. 

Previously Matthew has discussed topics such as barn conversions, installation of solar panels, the installation of bi fold doors and flat roofs, the construction of single storey extensions in place of conservatories, extending on to existing acreage for new builds to accommodate family, or commercially for holiday lets and general plans for expansion or renovation both privately and in a business setting.

The next sessions will take place on Friday 17 February and Friday 9 March 2012.  Bookings for any of these sessions can be made directly with Lanyon Bowdler’s marketing team on 01952 224047. 

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