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Full Plans application
Suitable for work on domestic and non-domestic properties. Some minor work to domestic properties may be covered by a building notice application. Full plans applications are required for projects such as, building a new property; changing the use of a property (e.g. converting a dwelling into an office or a shop); conversion of a house into flats; an extension where the floor area of the dwelling is increased by more than 10m², or an extension that creates a new storey greater than 3m² in floor area and requires access by stairs, for example a roof-space conversion.
Fees are charged in two stages:
- Plan fee – must accompany the application submitted for approval
- Inspection fee – is payable following the first inspection of the work in progress
You should submit the plan fee only with the application. An invoice for the inspection fee will be sent out later should the building work commence.
A Building Notice application can be used for works of a minor nature to domestic dwellings without the submission of fully designed plans. Building notice applications are required for projects such as, internal alterations to dwellings; domestic extensions <10m²; roof space conversions 3m²; structural alterations to a dwelling, flat or maisonette; the provision of services or installation of fittings to domestic properties.
The plan and inspection fee are combined into a single fee and must accompany the application.
Regularisation Certificate Application
Suitable when work has already been carried out to a property but building regulations approval had not been applied for before it was done. The work is inspected to ensure it meets the building regulations that were in place at the time it was carried out and if it does a regularisation certificate (retrospective approval) is issued.
The plan and inspection fee are combined into a single fee plus an additional 20% and must accompany the application.
Fees based on estimate of cost
Where fees are calculated on the estimated cost of the work, the application must be accompanied by the written estimate. Please contact us for further advice on:
If any work is solely for the benefit of a disabled person, you should contact us for further information. We will normally require confirmation from the Occupational Therapist as to the nature and extent of such work.