How the process works
Find out if building regulation approval is required
You can use the interactive house tool to help you.
Decide which type of application to make
You can either
- submit a building notice, or
- make a full plans application
Make your application
Inform us before work starts
You need to submit your application 48 hours before starting on site and tell us 24 hours prior to commencing work on site.
You can tell us by
- email at email@example.com or
- direct contact with your Building Control Officer on the phone number given on your acknowledgement letter
Arrange site visits for the work to be inspected as it progresses
Request a site visit.
Issuing of completion certificate
When we have been notified that the work is completed and we have carried out a satisfactory final inspection, we will issue a completion certificate to show that the work complies with the building regulations.
This is an important document that should be kept and presented if the building is subsequently sold or may be required if you are securing additional funds.
To request a completion certificate email firstname.lastname@example.org providing the site address and your reference number.
Private approved inspector
If the work was supervised by a private approved inspector and not by our Building Control Service you will need to contact them for details of any approvals they have given as it is their responsibility to provide you with the completion certificate.