We check your plans meet the building regulations and then, when you start, we inspect the building work on site.
This is the most thorough option as we check your plans to ensure your building work will comply with the Building Regulations.
You will need to submit detailed drawings/plans and constructional details. From 01/10/2023, new supplementary information is required for these applications. This information has not been updated yet on the application form - you will need to submit this additional form with your application. This can be submitted after your application is made.
The plans will be checked by our building control surveyors who will contact you, or your representing agent if further information or amendments are required.
Following our initial assessment, you can expect a decision (i.e. we will approve, conditionally approve or reject your plans) within five weeks (or within two months with your consent). We aim to make a decision even sooner than if we have all the information we need and our queries are promptly answered.
We then inspect the building work on site as the work progresses.
Fees are payable in two parts for a full plans application:
- the 'plan charge' – you pay this when you submit your application
- the 'inspection charge' - invoiced to the person named as applicant/owner following our first inspection of the project.
At the end of the project, as long as the building work complies with the regulations, we issue a completion certificate.