Building Control - Building Regulation charges tables

Charges tables (revised May 2017)

  1. Standard charges for the creation of new housing
  2. Erection of domestic extensions and certain small buildings
  3. Domestic alterations to a single building
  4. Non-domestic work
  5. Other fees and charges

These standard charges have been set by the authority on the basis that the building work does not consist of, or include, innovative or high risk construction techniques (details available from the authority) and/or the duration of the building work from commencement to completion does not exceed 12 months.

The charges have also been set on the basis that the design and building work is undertaken by a person or company that is competent to carry out the design and building work referred to in the standard charges tables, that they are undertaking, If not, the work may incur supplementary charges.

All other types of work that are not listed in these standard charges are subject to an individually determined charge as set out in our charges scheme.

Please contact Building Control on 01604 838 920 or e-mail [email protected] for an individually determined quote.

Table A - standard charges for the creation of new housing

All charges are inclusive of the current rate of VAT
Proposal Full Plans
application
Full Plans
inspection
Building
Notice
1 Dwelling £147.20 £441.63 £647.20
2 Dwellings £182.26 £546.77 £801.92
  • For three or more dwellings or if the floor area of the dwellings exceeds 300m² the charge is individually determined
  • For electrical work not covered under a Competent Persons Scheme the basic charge per dwelling will be £165 + VAT (account will be given with regard to repetitive work and a discount may be applied)
  • Hourly rate may be used for all other work not covered by a Competent Persons Scheme
  • The above figures are charged at the current VAT rate (20%)
  • Building Notice charge - the increased amount reflects additional Building Control time spent
  • Regularisation charge - this is for retrospective approval of work, which has already started/completed (in the event the work cannot be regularised, the fee is non refundable). See separate Regularisation Charges tables.
  • Extra charges - these may be made, and an invoice sent to the owner, where the builder or building owner:
  1. Causes additional inspections to be carried out through needing closer supervision
  2. Causes additional inspections by suspending progress of work and failing to notify us

Unless agreed otherwise schemes exceeding one year’s duration may be subject to an additional charge.

Table B - erection of domestic extensions and certain small buildings

All charges are inclusive of the current rate of VAT
Proposal Full Plans
application
Full Plans
inspection
Building
Notice
1. Extension floor area not exceeding 10m² £120 £220.48 £340.48
2. Extension floor area exceeding 10m² but not exceeding 40m² £120 £308.60 £428.60
3. Extension floor area exceeding 40m² but not exceeding 60m² £120 £420.76 £540.76
4. Erection of a non exempt detached domestic garage or carport up to 40m² £120 £140.36 £260.36
5. Erection of a non exempt attached single storey extension of a domestic garage or carport up to 40m² £240.34 £0 £240.34
  • For electrical work not covered under a Competent Persons Scheme refer to Table C (account will be given with regard to repetitive work and a discount may be applied) and an hourly rate may be used for all other work not covered by a Competent Persons Scheme
  • The above figures are charged at the current VAT rate (20%)
  • Regularisation charge – this is for retrospective approval of work, which has already started/completed (in the event the work cannot be regularised, the fee in non-refundable).
  • Extra charges - these may be made, and an invoice sent to the owner, where the builder or building owner:
  1. Causes additional inspections to be carried out through needing closer supervision
  2. Causes additional inspections by suspending progress of work and failing to notify us

Unless agreed otherwise schemes exceeding one year’s duration may be subject to an additional charge.

Table C - domestic alterations to a single building 

All charges are inclusive of the current rate of VAT
Proposal Full Plans
application
Full Plans
inspection
Building
Notice
1. Conversion of a roof space to form habitable room(s) that does not include the construction of a dormer £120 £288.58 £408.58
2. Conversion of a roof space to form habitable room(s) that includes the construction of a dormer £120 £343.04 £463.04
3. Conversion of a garage to a habitable room(s) £60 £200.36 £260.36
4. Internal alterations, installation of fittings and/or structural (not electrical) work.

 

£0 - £2,000 £160.22 £0 £160.22
£2,001 - £5,000 £200.28 £0 £200.28
5. The introduction of insulation as part of a re-roof work, re-rendering/plastering and replacement ground floors that does not include changes to structural members £200.28 £0 £200.28
6. Any replacement of window(s) and/or door(s) containing 50% or more glazing. 1-5 in total (new openings refer to category 4 above). £160.22 £0 £160.22
7. Electrical work (non-Competent Persons Scheme) £198 £0 £198
  • The above figures are charged at the current VAT rate (20%)
  • Regularisation charge – this is for retrospective approval of work which has already started/completed (in the event the work cannot be regularised, the fee is non refundable). (See separate Regularisation Charges tables.)
  • Extra charges - these may be made, and an invoice sent to the owner, where the builder or building owner:
  1. Causes additional inspections to be carried out through needing closer supervision
  2. Causes additional inspections by suspending progress of work and failing to notify us

Unless agreed otherwise schemes exceeding one year’s duration may be subject to an additional charge.

Table D - non-domestic work

All charges are inclusive of the current rate of VAT
Type of work Full Plans
application
Full Plans
inspection
Building
Notice
Fixed price based on estimated cost bands
£0 - £2,000 £200.28 £0 £200.28
£2,001 - £5,000 £240.34 £0 £240.34
  • For schemes exceeding £5,000 estimated contract price the charge is individually determined
  • For window replacement schemes the charge is individually determined
  • The above figures are charged at the current VAT rate (20%)
  • Regularisation charge - this is for retrospective approval of work, which has already started/completed (in the event the work cannot be regularised, the fee is non refundable). (See separate Regularisation Charges tables.)
  • Extra charges - these may be made, and an invoice sent to the owner, where the builder or building owner:
  1. Causes additional inspections to be carried out through needing closer supervision
  2. Causes additional inspections by suspending progress of work and failing to notify us

Unless agreed otherwise schemes exceeding one year’s duration may be subject to an additional charge.

Table E - other fees and charges

Copy of a Building Control Certificate: £40.50

To request a copy, email [email protected] with the address of the property and the work completed. We will contact you once a certificate has been located, in order to make payment. Certificates are normally sent electronically within an hour of your payment being made.      

Letter from Building Control to confirm works have been carried out: £46

To request a letter, email [email protected] with the address of the property, details of works complated and an approx date of the works. Once the information has been verified, we will contact you to make your payment and we will send you a letter electronically within 10 working days.

Cancellations

Admin fee in the event of a cancelled Building Control application: £50