How the Building Control process works
You can use the interactive house tool on the Planning Portal website to help you find out if building regulation approval is required
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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
After the work is completed
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 email@example.com 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.