Planning Application and Building Regulations Services Salford, Manchester


Planning Application and Building Regulations in Salford, Manchester

Mason and Marlowe is a Salford and Manchester-based agency providing planning advice on land use and building regulations. We offer professional, cost-effective yet personal services that save our clients valuable time and money. We help homeowners with all kinds of new-builds; extensions; conversions; commercial developments; change of use; loft, garage or basement extensions; fitting new kitchens, bathrooms or replacing windows.

At Mason and Marlowe, we take pride in offering a responsive service tailored to meet your individual needs. We actively guide you through each stage of the planning process ensuring you receive appropriate advice before taking any action. As well as submitting applications for you we also liaise with the planners on your behalf throughout the application process assuring that your interests are providing planning application and building regulations services in Salford, manchester. We have highly experienced registered architects with over 20 years of experience in the field who are fully qualified to provide architectural services for your residential or commercial project.


Planning Application Advice

We can help with all kinds of new-builds; extensions; conversions; commercial developments; change of use; loft, garage or basement extensions. Our services are professional, cost-effective yet personal that save our clients valuable time and money.

You won’t find another agency like us on the market today. It’s not just an amazing product but also an incredible experience you can have every day of your life. We offer a wide range of services including planning application and building regulations in Salford & Manchester areas to help homeowners with all kinds of new-builds such as extensions, conversions, commercial developments etc., which saves our clients valuable time and money! Let us take care of your next project from start to finish so you don’t have to worry about anything else! Contact Mason & Marlowe today for more information on how we can help make your dreams come true! 

It could take anything from 3 weeks (if exempt) to 6 months depending on how complex your situation is e.g., listed building; conservation area; the proximity of surrounding buildings, etc. Please note that this is just an estimate and it may take longer due to the number of applications submitted at any one time; detailed architectural design work required etc.

Planning permission and building regulations approval serve different purposes. When planning permission is applied for it gives a local authority the power to control what people build, where they build it and how they go about developing their land. Planning law is primarily concerned with the use of privately-owned land – that which might potentially be built upon – whereas building regulations deal mainly with structural aspects of design.

In certain circumstances, you may not require planning permission but will still have to submit an application form for Building Regulations approval before starting work on your extension or new-build. In this case there is no fee payable as long as you meet the building regulations guidelines. If you want to make a change of use to your house, you will need to apply for planning permission.

  1. There is no legal definition that explains the differences between these two approvals but at Mason and Marlowe we define them as below:

    Building Regulations – These are required if changing, adding or removing anything within a structure which affects its “structure”, e.g., removing an internal wall; removing the roof; raising a ceiling by more than 50mm; inserting or removing load-bearing walls; change of use of a building; removing a staircase or changing the location of a door.  If you are not sure if your proposed changes require Building Regulations approval, we can assess this for you and let you know whether an application is necessary or not. In most cases, it’s good to talk!

    Planning Permission – This type of permission gives authority for development as detailed within planning law. It is required if the work will affect the “amenity” of the surrounding area or it exceeds certain levels of noise or disturbance at certain times. For example: imposing overlooking on neighbors; undertaking noisy works late at night; extended hours working (e.g.: change from daytime working to working between 7 am and 7 pm). 

Benefits of Choosing Mason and Marlowe for your architectural work in Salford  and Manchester?

  1. We use an online building and planning portal and we can electronically submit your application directly to the council.
  2. We only prepare buildings and planning applications for projects in Salford, Manchester and Salford ; not outside of these areas. Therefore, you don’t need to worry about time delays due to travel (and didn’t we mention that this saves you money too?).
  3. If required, we can liaise with the authority officers on your behalf which means less work for you! This is no small bonus considering how frustrating dealing with them can be.
  4. We provide a similar service level as if we were acting for a client ourselves so you get excellent value and quality service throughout the entire process. You will always receive updates by email, phone and in-person as required.
  5. We make sure that you are aware of all planning application fees and how much time would be expected by professionals to process your work.
  6. We always direct the council to any previous applications or similar situations nearby if they come under question during a discussion with them at a later date. This takes the risk away from you in case this occurs.
  7. If we can’t help you we will do our best to recommend someone who can!
  8. We maintain working relationships with local authority officers and this helps us to better understand any problems or delays which they may be experiencing.
  9. All the information we gather is stored on our records for future reference if required (we look after your data).
  10. Our fees are very competitive and affordable

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Use this form to contact Mason and Marlowe Planning Application and Building Regulations Services team in Salford, Manchester. We are here to help and will respond within 24H.

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General Inquiries
Phone 01613273108


Head Quarter
Colony, 5 Piccadilly Place, Manchester, M1 3BR.

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Happy Clients

Provided an excellent services and positive attitude ? Highly recommended


Fantastic service, kept me fully informed, spoke to the council at every step of the process, kept me updated of changes and designs. Thank you so much


Provided an excellent services throughout the process. Highly recommended


This working relationship was professional but very friendly in what was a difficult COVID time. We worked safely and had FaceTime meetings when appropriate. Drawings are of high quality, then all submitted and decision came through without any hassle. I would highly recommend. More…

Yusiff Hidrey
Yusiff Hidrey2021-04-25

Professional attitude. First visit was good


Amazing from start to finish couldn’t fault anything what so ever made all the stress that little less stressful thank you for all your support. Will be recommending you to everyone Dr Kanadi Jagafa we can’t thank you enough for all your hard work & help. Katie & David More…

Katie Allen
Katie Allen2021-01-31

Applied for A5 permission for a take away. Always available for help and answers to my question and planning Team by phone and email , professional and polite. I Will definitely recommend to everyone for professional service. Thanks More…

Mohsin Ali
Mohsin Ali2020-12-05

Dr Kanadi Jagafa is an excellent person to work with I will definitely be working with him again and will highly recommend him to my friends

Abdul Majid
Abdul Majid2020-11-20

My job was too small for an out of town company but they were very professional and offered to give me a quote. I declined their offer but I was very impressed by them

Pete Stanway
Pete Stanway2020-10-17

Despite getting the ball rolling during lockdown and the council being slower to deal with thanks to furloughed staff: Dr Jagafa made sterling progress getting our planning permission approved. We needed to revise the plans a few times and provi information, this was all handled swiftly and professionally without problems. More…

Mike Gibbins
Mike Gibbins2020-10-02

"I am a developer, therefore, I like to turnover my buildings as quick as possible. Dr Jagafa got me planning approval within 5 weeks. In my line of work, approvals take at least two months. I recommend him to anyone who requires a competent representation." More… M Reply from Mason and Marlowe Ltd Thank you


Dr Jagafa is an outstanding Project Manager. It is without a doubt that he has exceptional expertise in project management as a whole within the construction industry. He also has a great personality and fun to work with. More…

Sheikh Forhid
Sheikh Forhid2020-03-01

Dr Jagafa is an expert on planning permission application at reasonable price .very effective services.

Ademola Alimi
Ademola Alimi2020-02-25

Dr Jagafa was very professional and prepared the drawings in a timely manner which allowed us to meet the planners deadlines and get us the approvals. Thank you ?

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