The level of charge for the service depends upon the type of work being carried out. Scales of charges are available from the Building Control Department on request or from the link below. Building Control will be pleased to offer advice or assistance on this matter. Their contact details can be found on the right hand side of this page.
2012/13 Schedule of charges - Domestic Building Work - Table A+B
2012/13 Schedule of charges - Non-Domestic Building Work - Table C
Full plans application form
Building notice application form
Regularisation application form
At present there are three tables for the works, these being;
- Table A New Dwellings
- Table B Extensions and other work to a single domestic building
- Table C All non-domestic work
For Table C work, and for some items in Table B, it is necessary to submit an estimated cost of works to indicate a valuation for the project. This should be based on a commercial value for completing the work rather than an actual cost (which might sometimes be less due to say an applicant undertaking part of the works him/herself). The submitted estimate of works will be checked against independent published tables (prepared by the RICS) based on costs per square metre of floor area and any discrepancies will be discussed with the Applicant or Agent at the time of registration.
For estimated costs above £100,000 and £50,000 respectively and to discuss our levels of service please contact Building Control on the details below.
In the case of a Full Plans application a proportion is paid when the plans are deposited and the remainder becomes due when works start on site. For Building Notices, the full charge is due when the notice is submitted. However, irrespective of the type of application, the total cost will be the same.
Details of the fee applicable to your project can be discussed with the Building Control Surveyors prior to making an application. A printed fee sheet is available on request from Building Control or can be viewed above.
On large or multiple housing projects, the inspection charge on a full plans application can be arranged so that payments can be spread over an agreed period of time or, divided by the number of plots within an application and raised on commencement of each individual plot.