There are two methods of making an application under the Building Regulations, they are;
1) Full Plans Submission
2) Building Notice Procedure
Full Plans Submission
Requires the submission of a completed Full Plans Application Form, full construction drawings, details and specification of the intended scheme prior to work commencing on site.
Building Notice Procedure
A Building Notice submission does not require the submission of plans with the Notice, other than in the case of the erection or extension of a building, a block plan at a minimum scale of 1:1250 is required. (see note on back of Building Notice Application form). The authority may however require details to be submitted during the construction process, if, without them they are unable to ensure compliance with the Regulations.
- You and/or your builder have no approved plans to work to. Whilst the inspecting officer will endeavour to anticipate problems, delays and costly remedial works may be necessary if the work carried out does not comply with the Building Regulations.
- You need to be very sure that you or your builder are familiar with all the relevant Regulations and you will need to prove that the works comply when the Building Control Surveyor visits the site.
- You may find that without plans you and your builder have different ideas in respect of detail and general design issues outside of the Building Regulations. Enforcement of any "contract" between you may prove difficult.
- The 'estimate' the builder gives you may prove inaccurate without the benefit of full design information.
Last Updated: 31/10/2016