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Building control applications

Before you apply, make sure you have received a quote as the reference number will be needed for the application, whether it's a building notice, full plans or regularisation application.

On submission, we will write to confirm stages of work we would like to inspect. Please notify us at those stages and arrange for an inspection prior to covering up or proceeding to the next stage.

Building notice

Building notices are generally suitable for smaller domestic projects where the owner or the builder are confident that they can meet building control requirements without approved construction drawings or specifications. We do not approve any drawings submitted, so it’s important you consider which application route best suits your project. If the proposal relates to any other work, such as commercial, industrial or retail, a full plans submission must be made.

Full plans

Full plans applications can be used for both domestic and non-domestic projects. The application should be accompanied by:

  • Location plan (1:1250 scale)
  • a full set of construction drawings (existing and proposed) drawn to scale
  • detailed plans, including all necessary technical notes, supporting calculations (if applicable) and specifications to demonstrate how you will comply with building regulations


Unauthorised building works may look great, but can hide problems and defects causing long-term property damage, higher energy bills and unsafe conditions. The risks caused may invalidate home insurance policies and impact property sales.

If work has started or been carried out without a building regulation application, a regularisation application can be made. We’ll work with you to achieve compliance and if we’re satisfied that the work meets building regulations, we’ll issue a regularisation certificate. 

Last updated 21 April 2022