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Make a building regulation application

How to make a building regulation application, from full plans, to building notices and demolition.

Make a full plans application

Apply online

Information and to make a full plans application on the submit-a-plan website 

Apply in writing

How to pay

Return your application with the following:

  • detailed plans
  • specifications
  • structural calculations
  • a location plan to scale showing the size and building boundaries
  • the fee

By law, you must give us extra plans for work to workplaces. For example:

  • shops
  • factories
  • offices
  • public buildings

Make a building notice application

Apply online

Apply in writing

To apply for building notice in writing, you must provide a location plan to scale showing the building and boundaries.

How to pay

Make a building demolition application

Apply online

Apply in writing

To apply for building notice in writing, you must provide a location plan to scale showing the building and boundaries.

How to pay

Make a regularisation application

You’ll need building regulation approval for most building works.

If you overlook this and do works without permission, you may not be able to sell your property. 

So, if you have carried out any unauthorised (building regulation works) since 11 November 1985 then you can now make an application for a regularisation certificate.

Apply online

Apply in writing

  • Regularisation application form (PDF)
  • complete the form and send with plans and documents showing the works carried out
  • if you carried out fire safety works to the building, send in copies of the plans

How to pay

  1. The list of fees (PDF) tell you how much to pay 
  2. Pay the fees online
  3. How we calculate fees and charges in our guidance notes on charges (PDF)
  4. Building control charge quotation

Make a reversion application

You’ll need building regulation approval for most building works.

If you overlook this and do works without permission, you may not be able to sell your property. 

So, if you have carried out any unauthorised (building regulation works) since 11 November 1985 then you can now make an application for a regularisation certificate.

Apply online

Apply in writing

  1. Regularisation application form (PDF)
  2. Complete the form and send with plans and documents showing the works carried out
  3. If you carried out fire safety works to the building, send in copies of the plans

How to pay

  1. The list of fees (PDF) tell you how much to pay 
  2. Pay the fees online
  3. How we calculate fees and charges in our guidance notes on charges (PDF)
  4. Building control charge quotation