Building Control Application Forms

Please see below for all Building Control Application forms

Building Regulations apply to most building work whether it is inside or outside the building. If you want to erect a new building, extend or alter an existing one, or provide fittings such as drains, sanitary facilities or heat producing appliances, the regulations will probably apply. They may also apply to certain changes of use of an existing building even though construction work may not be intended. This is because the change of use may involve different requirements of the regulations.

If your building works is subject to Building Regulations two options are available :

  • a Full Plans Application
  • a Building Notice Application

The choice is yours although a building notice cannot be used for work to a building which is put to certain designated uses such as shop, office, hotel, boarding house or certain types of factory.

If you are having any construction or refurbishment work done you may need to notify the Health & Safety Executive (HSE) and you may have other duties as well.

Visit the HSE website: www.hse.gov.uk

Party Wall Act 1996

Your proposed work may need to comply with the Party Wall Act 1996

For more information :

Full Plans Application

This has the advantage that the submitted drawings will be thoroughly checked by the Council and a formal decision will be given within a certain time limit - five weeks or two months (where extended by agreement).

Work can proceed knowing that a formal notice of approval has been granted and the checked plans stamped approved accordingly which can be submitted to you upon request. This has the advantage that if the plans are followed there should be no problems on site.

The drawings that are submitted will need to show all the construction details and preferably well in advance of your intended date of starting work on site.

Building Notice Application

This has the advantage of simplicity as it allows you to carry out works without the need to prepare full plans. This procedure is best suited to the householder who wishes to carry out minor domestic works. The disadvantage with this procedure is that you do not have an approved set of plans for your builder to follow.

If the proposed works are within three metres of a public sewer a building notice cannot be used, therefore a full plans submission will be required.

Window Replacement Application

A window replacement application for can be used when windows are being replaced in the existing window openings and external doors with more than 50 percent glazing.

Any new window openings require a building notice application.

A person registered with such as FENSA or CERTASS etc may carry out window and door replacements without the need to submit a building regulations application as the installer will issue their own completion certificate. If you are unsure please check with Building Control.

Unauthorised Work/Regularisation Application

An unauthorised building works process is used when applicants make a retrospective application for work that has been carried out without permission. For a regularisation certificate to be issued, works may need to be opened up and any contraventions removed.

Demolition Application

A demolition application would be required for a demolition of any building greater than 50 cubic metres.

Last updated: 19 June 2019 06:43:08