The application process

1. Full plans and building notice applications

Read the differences between the building notice application and full plans applications (PDF 238Kb) to find out which of these application forms is the right one for you.

Full plans application form

This application requires you to submit two sets of plans to us. The plans must be to scale and provide sufficient information about your proposals to show that they meet the building regulations.

You can start work on plans that are deposited under this procedure using the 48 hour notice period. However you're recommended to wait for the decision on your plans.

Once works commence on site they are subject to inspection by the Building Control Officer at various stages during the build.

Under the full plans procedure a plan fee is payable when plans are deposited and the inspection fee is due after first inspection.

The full plans procedure is applicable to all forms of non-exempt work.

Application form for full plans building regulations.

PDF, 242 KB

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Building notice application form

This procedure is only suitable for minor domestic works. It is not to be used for buildings to which the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 applies.

After giving 48 hours’ notice of the works to be carried out, you then proceed to construct the work. This must be in accordance with the building regulations and subject to inspection by Building Control Officers.

Your plans will not be checked under this procedure. Compliance is achieved on site and the fees must be paid when the notice is given to us.

The Building Control Officer is entitled to ask for any additional information that is deemed necessary to ensure compliance with the building regulations at any stage during the project.

Application form to apply for building notice.

PDF, 234 KB

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