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Apply for building regulations approval

There are two types of building control you can apply for:

  • full plans application for major work which is suitable for all building work and needs full plans submitting. It takes between three to four weeks before you can start work
  • a building notice for minor work to let us know you are doing work, you will be able to start 48 hours after submitting it

For any queries and to get a quote call us on 01285 623537.

Fill out the building control application form and send it back to us by:

Apply for building regulations approval

If you are applying for full building control then you will also need to include all detailed plans, elevations and sections and technical notes, supporting calculations and specification.

Building applications register

You can search for building regulations applications on Public Access.

Competent persons scheme

The competent persons scheme means some types of building work can be self-certified instead of applying for approval.  Read more about the competent persons scheme and which organisations are part of it.

Work exempt from building regulations

Some work is exempt from building regulations. In some cases these works do not need building regulations approval. You should submit the relevant form and we will send you conformation that you are exempt, or an application form.

Single storey carports with a floor area less than 30 square metres and two or more sides open to the air.

A detached, single storey small building with a floor area less than 30 square metres and no sleeping accommodation.

Conservatories with a floor area less than 30 square metres, that is glazed with toughened or safety glass and does not contain heating or WCs.

Porches with a floor area less than 30 square metres, that is glazed with toughened or safety glass and does not contain heating or WCs.

If you have a question call us on 01285 623537.