Certain building works that you do at home or at work will need to comply with minimal standards set down by law. For these works you'll need building regulations approval to show they meet these standards
A completion certificate will be issued when all stages have been inspected and meet regulations. This is an important document, as it tells you that the work meets the minimum requirements of the building regulations. The certificate will be required if or when you come to sell your property, or if you raise a secured loan or mortgage against your property.
You could be fined or required to pay to get the work re-done if non-compliant work is discovered.
Note that building regulations approval is different from planning permission and you may need both.
Building regulations cover the construction and extension of buildings. You may also need approval for alterations such as:
The following guide has been written to provide advice on projects such as extensions, loft conversions, garage conversions, domestic cellar conversions and other alterations.
Any electrical works should be carried out by a Part P registered competent electrician who will self-certify their work.
You can find a registered electrician in the Competent Persons Register
Use the Planning Portal Interactive House to see if the works require building regulations approval, or contact us if you need any additional help.
The Planning Portal provides guides for many common household projects explaining if you'll need to make a building regulations application.
You also don't need approval for most repairs, replacements, and maintenance work.
Download the current building control fees below.
For most full plans applications, payment is in two parts:
Subject to request, an individually determined fee quotation can be provided for works not represented in the schedule.
To request a quotation please email us with the subject title 'Request for Building Regulation Quote' and provide the address and detailed description of the proposed works. We will respond to your request as soon as possible.