Building control applications and fees

There are different types of building control applications and fees. You need to decide which application you want for the work you planned.

Types of building application

  • full plans submission: used for all types of building work
  • building notice procedure: cannot be used to build or alter flats and houses, shops, offices, factories, warehouses, hotels/boarding houses, other commercial premises, or to construct a building or part of a building over or near a sewer

You can only use building notice procedure for minor works

Full plans submission

You must submit the drawings and specification of the work with your application Full plans application form including fee sheet  before you can start work.

What happens next

  • we'll check the detail and send you an appraisal letter
  • the letter may include a list of additional information we need
  • we will send you a Notice of Passing which you can use for three years

Full plan submission fees

  • send your fees along with your application
  • we will carry out an inspection when your work reaches a certain stage and invoice you for the inspection

Building notice procedure

You don't have to submit a plan when you apply to build or extend a building on a block plan.

What happens next

We will check your information to make sure you have complied with building control regulations: Billi ng control regularisation form.

Building notice procedure fees

Building notice submissions charges for certain small buildings and extensions

Type of WorkAmount of Building Notice ChargeVATTotal Amount of Building Notice
Erecting a detached building with a garage or carport or both, with a floor area not more than 40m² to be used with another building and which is not an exempt dwelling£222.00£44.40£266.40
Any dwelling extension without converting the roof into rooms which is not more than 10m ² including access and work on that extension£388.50£77.70£466.20
Any dwelling extension without converting the roof into rooms which does not exceeds 10m² or 40m², including access and work on that extension£499.50£99.90£599.40
Any dwelling extension without converting the roof into rooms which does not exceeds 10m² or 40m², including access and work on that extension£499.50£99.90£599.40
Any dwelling extension without converting the roof into rooms which exceeds 40m² but does not exceed 60m² including access and work on that extension£666.60£133.20£799.20
Any roof conversion into rooms which does not exceed 40m²£499.50£99.90£599.40
Any roof conversion into rooms which exceeds 40m² but does not exceed 60m²£666.00£133.20£799.20