On this page you will find lots of questions that we are frequently asked regarding building control regulations and applications.
Please note, though our list of questions and responses is quite extensive, it doesn't cover everything. Many of the questions are generic and at the time you are reading this some answers may be out of date (written as of summer 2012), since planning policies, laws, and building regulations are in a constant state of flux. As such, we do not hold ourselves legally liable for any information that is relied upon herein.
Our intention here is to provide you with general information and guidance and we suggest that if you have a project in mind that you call and arrange a consultation such that we can provide answers directly tailored to your situation. In the meantime, please click on the appropriate link to find your answer.
What is building control and what are building regulations?
What is a building notice?
What is a full plans building control application?
What are structural calculations and do I need them?
What are building inspections?
Do I have to use my local authority for building control?
Can I use a private building inspector?
What happens once I have full planning and building control approval?