Each project is unique and there are a number of factors that can affect how long a project will take to complete. As a general rule of thumb however your Local Authority will usually take eight weeks to assess your Planning Permission application and between six to eight weeks to assess your Building Warrant application. In some cases this can take longer and I would always recommend obtaining Planning Permission before preparing and submitting a Building Warrant application. In my experience I have found that it is not uncommon for a project to take up to twelve months to complete after the initial meeting. In some case this can be reduced and I can provide you with a more detailed timescale during our initial meeting.