You should decide which application is appropriate for your own circumstance. If you have any questions, please contact the Building Control section.
Even if you feel your work does not require Building Regulation approval it is always better to ask.
Coal Authority reports
Kindly note that when depositing Coal Authority reports in support of your Building Regulations application the following applies
FOR THE CONSTRUCTION OF DOMESTIC EXTENSIONS & CONSERVATORIES – RESIDENTIAL CON29M COAL MINING AND BRINE REPORT.
FOR THE CONSTRUCTION OF ‘NEW’ DOMESTIC DWELLINGS – NON RESIDENTIAL CON29M COAL MINING AND BRINE REPORT.
FOR THE EXTENSION & CONSTRUCTION OF NON DOMESTIC BUILDINGS – NON RESIDENTIAL CON29M COAL MINING AND BRINE REPORT
For more information please follow the link below:-http://www.coal.gov.uk/services/propertysearch/faqs.cfm#17
If you are having construction work done, you may need to notify the Health & Safety Executive (HSE)
and may have other duties as well - to find out more go to
Types of Building Regulation application
There are three types of Building Regulation applications:
l Full Plans application
l Regularisation application (to regularise unauthorised work)
l Building Notice application
(This form has been separated into three sub categories which relate to specific areas of work as below):-
l Building Notice application: Electrical Work
l Building Notice application: Renovation of a Thermal Element
l Building Notice application: Replacement windows, certain doors, and rooflights to dwellings
What else should be included?
Depending on which application you submit one or more of the following may need to be included:
A location plan - showing your property and the adjoining properties and roads, with the proposed site highlighted in red. The scale must be 1:1250 or 1:2500 and show the direction of North.
A site plan - usually 1:500 or 1:200 scale, showing the proposals in relation to site boundaries and other buildings within the site.
Elevation drawings - You will also need to supply other drawings showing us exactly what you want to do. These should usually be to 1:100 or 1:50 scale to show all sides of the proposal. These drawings should show as fully as possible the proposed building materials, their type, colour and make, if known. Where a proposed elevation adjoins another building, in a semi-detached or terraced situation, then the adequate part of the adjoining elevation (s) should be shown on the drawing.
Floor plans - if your application is for an extension, drawings showing the existing and proposed floor plans of each storey of the building are also required. These should normally be to 1:100 or 1:50 scale.
The fee - You will usually be charged a fee when you make your application. The amount that you will have to pay will depend on what you want to do. Your application cannot be considered until the correct fee has been paid.
Section 32 of The Building Act 1984
If the work has not commenced within three years of the deposit of the plans, the Council may, by notice under Section 32 of the Building Act 1984, declare the plans to be of no effect.
If you still wish to proceed with this work a new application will have to be submitted. This application will have to be to the standards applicable at the time of deposit and will require a further fee.
Kindly note that when depositing Coal Authority reports in support of your Building Regulations application please ensure that for all new build and extensions, only the Coal Authority 'Non-Residential' reports are acceptable.
'Residential' reports will NOT be acceptable as they are for conveyance purposes only and do not cover new build/development.
Further information is also available on the following link : http://www.coal.gov.uk/services/propertysearch/faqs.cfm?jHighlights=mining%20reports#1
Approved Inspectors are the private sector alternative to Local Authority Building Control. If you decide to use the services of an Approved Inspector instead of the Council’s Building Control service, then an Initial Notice must be submitted by the Approved Inspector to the Council before work commences on site.
The Council do not supervise the building work on site at any stage, nor do the Council produce any documentation to confirm the work has been commenced or completed on site.
The Council are usually notified of the commencement and completion dates for the works for historic purposes, and if you do require documentation then you are required to contact the Approved Inspector directly at the website www.cic.org.uk/services/AIregister.shtml
Have your works been signed off by a Building Surveyor?
You cannot get a Completion Certificate until you've had your works signed off by the Building Surveyor.
Many people don't realise you need to get a final inspection to 'complete' works. You cannot complete the sale of your house without proof of a Completion Certificate for any works carried out on a property.