You can locate your nearest Local Authority Building Team here.
Please don’t make the mistake of thinking that building regulations approval is the same as receiving planning permission – it isn’t! They’re two totally different things and neither of them should be ignored.
Non-compliance with building regulations could lead to an enforcement notice being served, the handing out of a hefty fine or possible prosecution.
The likelihood of you needing building regulations approval very much depends on what type of work you want to do.
You will generally need to submit a building regulations application for the below forms of building work:
If a building regulations application is necessary for the work you have in mind, you need to complete and submit it via the Building Control Planning Portal. The cost of the application can vary between local authorities and the type of work you want done.
You will be informed if building regulations approval is granted, or not, in anything between five weeks to two months after the application has been put in. When it is approved, you have a three-year window to commence work. After that time, you will have to submit another application.
You won’t get caught out by building regulations when you appoint Visual for any building work you would like done as we would never ignore this very important requirement.
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