Building control regulation approval
Building Notice approval
Before you carry out building works to your home you may need Building Regulation approval.
A building notice (less detailed than full plans procedure) needs to be deposited at least two days before work starts. We do not approve plans that accompany a building notice, but we do inspect work on site for compliance with the regulations. A building notice cannot be used for commercial buildings. This option does not give you the same degree of protection as a full plans approval, and should only be used where the builder is familiar with the relevant regulations.
Examples of suitable uses are as follows:
- domestic internal alterations;
- removal of a load-bearing wall;
- small domestic extension;
- alterations to domestic drainage;
- fitting a new load-bearing bay window;
- replacement windows.
Some buildings are exempt from Building Regulations. See Domestic buildings exempt from Building Control for more information.
Fees vary, you can download a table of charges.
How to apply
Use the Building Notice Application form to apply for a Building Notice and enclose the correct payment.