When to apply for building control

Building control - building notice application

Building Notice application is a Building Regulations option which notifies us that you intend to carry out work.

If the proposed work involves the erection or extension of a building you will need to supply the following with your application

  • plans of the site
  • location of the proposed work
  • details of any drainage work

Plans are not approved with this option although we may ask you to submit additional information to justify work.

Building Notices are suitable for minor works by people who have a good knowledge of building and the Building Regulations.

Unless it involves an emergency repair, Building Notices cannot be used where work affects a public sewer, involves the erection of a building fronting on to a private street or involves buildings subject to certain Fire Safety legislation. Full Plans should be used in these instances.

A list of key construction stages will be issued to you so that you can contact us and arrange inspection of your work.

A Building Notice automatically expires if work does not start within three years of the date the notice was given.

Building notice application - apply online

PDF icon to indicate a PDF file Building notice application form

Get in touch about building control

The quickest way to contact us is by using our online forms which are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. If you need to speak to us give us a call during office hours and talk to our Customer Services team who will be happy to help.