Building Notices

The Building Notice procedure allows for building work to be carried out without the need to submit full plans.

Carrying out work without the benefit of plans being checked and approved by us relies on the person doing the work being confident about their knowledge of the Building Regulations. We put greater emphasis on inspecting the work and it is likely that additional and/or more detailed inspections will be made.

A Building Notice is best suited to minor works and can only be used in connection with certain types of buildings, mainly domestic, if you are considering using this procedure for other building types please contact us for advice, prior to giving the notice.

What we require

When submitting a Building Notice the following should be included:

  • A completed Building Notice form, along with the appropriate charge and in the case of a new building or an extension, a location/block plan to a scale of 1:1250.

The fee payable is the sum of the plan and inspection charge, all of which is payable at the time the Building Notice is given.