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Building Notice

Building notices can only be used to apply for works to dwellings, but this is a very popular option for minor works. A location/site plan is needed in the case of extensions detailing the location of the proposed extension, but no other detailed plans are required to be submitted with the form. However, you may be required to provide additional information to prove compliance at a later stage (for example structural calculations in the case of the removal of a load bearing wall). The Building notice can only be used where the proposal IS NOT positioned over or with 3m of a public sewer.

If you are unsure on the fee element, your application can be submitted without the relevant fee and the Building Control Service will contact you to confirm the fees payable.

It is your or your builder's responsibility to ensure the works achieve the standards required by the Building Regulations. Therefore you and your builder must feel confident of your knowledge of the standards required, as you will have to alter any non-compliant works at your own expense.

The Building Control Surveyor will inspect the work as it is carried out and try to guide you to meet the standards, although the final design will rest with you.

No approval notice is given under the Building Notice procedure, although a completion certificate will be issued on satisfactory completion of works. The advantage of a Building Notice procedure is a speedy application process and you can start 48 hours after we have registered the application.