Gloucestershire Building Control Partnership

Making a Building Regulation Application

There are two ways of making a building regulation application. The same form is used for either preferred route, you select your route at the start of the form. The charge is the same and both are inspected on site to assess the building work for compliance with the Building Regulations.

Choose an option

Full plans applications afford greater protection to the applicant and more certainty in terms of satisfying the what will be built which may assist in reducing the risk of abortive work.

A full plans application must be used where are required to be submitted for works being carried out within 3m of a public sewer or where it is proposed to erect a building fronting a private street or for building work to which the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 applies i.e. commercial properties.

1) Full Plans Application

This involves the deposit of detailed plans and specifications for the work. The plans are checked in detail for compliance with the building regulations and if found to be satisfactory, an approval notice is issued. If they require amendment you or your agent will be contacted before a decision is issued.

 

A full plans application should contain:

 

Please note. Unlike building notice applications, full plans applications are checked in detail and a formal Decision Notice is issued. If a stamped copy of the specification and plans is required for your record purposes, a additional set should be provided.

2) Building Notice Application

This involves filling in the Application Form and submitting the relevant charge. Building notices are most suited to small domestic works but can be used for new houses, extensions and commercial work where fire safety issues are not involved (please ask for advice). In particular we recommend that a Full Plans Application be made for a loft conversion. If a Building Notice is submitted, plans/drawings showing structural alterations and fire precautions will usually be requested for loft conversions and for any other work where complex designs might be involved.

A Building Notice cannot be used where building works are being carried out within 3m of a public sewer or where it is proposed to erect a building fronting a private street or for building work to which the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 applies i.e. commercial properties.

 

A Building Notice Application should also include:

 

Please note. No formal notices are issued but your Building Notice will be acknowledged.

Regularisation of Unauthorised Work

The Building Regulations provide for a property owner to apply to the Local Authority for a regularisation certificate in respect of ‘unauthorised' building work. This means work which was carried out on or after 11 November 1985 and which should have been subject to the Building Regulations procedures but was not.

A completed application form should be returned with the appropriate charge and detailed drawings and specification to permit an assessment of the unauthorised works.

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