Also in this section
- Building Regulations
- Building Control Handy Guides
- Building Control Mission Statement
- Building Excellence Awards
- Choosing a builder
- Client Testimonials
- Dangerous Structures
- Do I need Building Regulations Approval?
- How do I make a Building Regulations Application?
- New Building Regulation Charges
- Online Building Regulations Submission
- The Building Regulation Process
- New Homes Warranty
- The Approved Documents
- What if work has already been carried out?
- When will my Project be Inspected?
How do I make a Building Regulations Application?
There are two ways of making a Building Regulations application:
Full Plans Application:
This is often thought of as the traditional way of applying for Building Regulations Approval. Your Building Designer will draw up detailed plans and supporting information for the proposed scheme and will send them to us together with an application form and the necessary fee. We will then check the details and following any necessary consultations and liaisons with your Building Designer a Building Regulations Approval will be issued.
Work can start any time after the application has been received although it is wise to wait until the scheme has had it's initial check under the Building Regulations, this usually takes between two and three weeks.
Our team of surveyors will liase with your builder and inspect the work in progress on site in accordance with our inspection policy. When the project is satisfactorily completed a Building Regulations Completion Certificate will be issued showing that the project has been independently inspected and that it complied with the Building Regulations.
Building Notice Application
This system is best suited to minor domestic work carried out by a competent builder. Under this scheme no formal Approval of plans is issued and work is approved on site as it progresses.
To use the Building Notice process you or your agent will need to submit a Building Regulations Application form together with a site location plan and the required fee, work can commence 48 hours after the notice has been received.
When work commences one of our surveyors will meet with your builder to discuss your intentions, to agree how the work should be carried out, agree when the work will need to be inspected and to establish whether any further information will be required eg. structural calculations or drawings.
When the project is satisfactorily completed a Building Regulations Completion Certificate will be issued showing that the project has been independently inspected and that it complied with the Building Regulations.
The Building Notice scheme cannot be used for work to non-domestic buildings where means of escape is affected.
Building Regulations Submission
The Building Regulations Submission form can be downloaded from the links on the right, and used for both full plans and building notice applications. For our charges please also download the Building Control - Domestic Charges sheet. For non domestic projects please call our office for a fee quotation or e mail email@example.com.
Alternatively, you can now complete a Building Regulations Submission on line.
If you are considering, or are working on a building project, you may find Stratford District Council's 'A Guide to Radon and the Building Regulations' helpful, which can be downloaded from the links on the right. You can also download guidance notes on electrical safety and building regulations, and on accessible entrance doors for buildings other than dwellings from the links on the right.
The Office of the Deputy Prime Minister produces the following documents;
- Building Regulations - Explanatory Booklet
- New rules for electrical safety in the home
- The Party Wall etc. Act 1996: Explanatory Booklet
For further information please contact the Building Control Team on 01789 260626, or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org