Building Regulations Application
Assuming one has been successful with a planning application, the next stage is to make a Building Regulations application.
This application is to ensure compliance with Parts A-P of the Building Regulations, and is carried out by the local authority’s separate Building Control department. Parts A-P cover topics including structural stability, sound transmittance, fire means of escape, heat loss, drainage and ventilation.
The output for this stage of work comprises enlarged 1:50/20 scale notated plans, elevations and section(s) showing compliance with Building Regulations – see adjacent examples.
A Building Regulations application takes approximately 5 weeks to be determined by the local authority.
The local authority Building Regulations fees are charged based on four tables. An initial fee (normally 40% of the total) is to be submitted with the application for plans checking, with the balance to be paid to the Building Control officer on his or her first site inspection visit (they make 4 or 5 visits at key stages during works on site).