When to apply for building control

Building Control - full plans application

Full Plans application is a Building Regulations option suitable for all types of proposed work.

It involves you submitting two copies of plans and information in sufficient detail to show that the construction will comply with the Building Regulations.

Plans are checked for compliance with the Building Regulations, and a decision issued. We will discuss any amendments required with you to help you gain approval.

You are advised to check whether your work affects a public sewer before submitting your application. Your Local Water Authority will require you to obtain consent from them and in certain circumstances, they may instruct us to refuse your proposals or require precautions to be taken to protect the sewer.

When work involves buildings subject to Fire Safety legislation such as offices, shops, factories, hotels and workplaces, an additional copy of plans showing compliance with Part B (Fire Safety) is required.

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

If the work is not started within three years of the date on which the application was deposited we may issue a letter informing you that the deposit of plans is declared to be of no effect.

Full plans application - apply online

PDF icon Full plans 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 and talk to our Customer Services team who will be happy to help. Alternatively, you can email the service direct.