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How to apply for Building Regulations Approval from Building Control

It is important that any work controllable under the building regulations has an application.

If you know the Building Control process:

Go straight to the application forms

If you need more in depth help:

Step one -  find out if you need approval

Check if you need building regulation approval before you start

Step two -  choose your application type:

Full plans

Read more about Full plans
This is the most thorough option. You need to submit plans and constructional details for checking and approval. Decisions are made within five weeks, or two months with your consent.

Building notices

Read more about Building notices
Building notice applications are only suitable for smaller projects. You can start work two days after your notice has been submitted. You are not required to submit plans with this application.


Read more about Regularisation
You can apply for regularisation - approval for work already carried out without consent. Only work carried out after 11 November 1985 can be approved in this way.
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