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Making a Building Control Application

If the work you intend to carry out requires Building Regulations approval there are two options available to you - Full Plans or Building Notice.

Building Regulation Fees and Charges

We do have the ability to adjust our fees to represent the complexity and risks involved within each individual project, please contact us should you require a copy of our current fees and regulations schedule. We will be happy to provide you with a quote for your proposed works.

Making a Building Control Application

You can apply by using one of the following methods: -

  1. By sending the application forms and details directly to Craven District by email, post or hand deliver, please see contact us for further details.
  2. Online through iApply. With this website, all the forms you need are in one place. You can track the progress of your application, and you're automatically notified of any change in its status.
  3. Online through the Planning Portal. Once you have registered for the site, you can complete your application form, buy site location plans, upload supporting documents and pay fees online.

Once the application has been received the fee will be requested as part of the formal registration process by the Admin Support Team.

Full Plans Submission

A 'Full Plans' submission should contain:

  • Completed Application form
  • A set of detailed constructional drawings to a recognised scale
  • Site location plan
  • Structural calculations, where applicable.


Upon receipt the area Building Control Surveyor will check your application.

Once your application is valid it will be processed as quickly as possible.  This may take up to 5 weeks (or 2 months by agreement) as set out in the Building Act 1984.

Download the Full Plans Submission form (MS Word)

Download the Full Plans Submission form (PDF)

Building Notice Submission

This is a simpler approach particularly suitable for smaller projects such as bathroom installations, minor structural alterations, however no formal approval is given on a 'Building Notice' therefore you do not have the same protection afforded by approval of detailed building plans as you would have under the 'Full Plans' procedure.

A Building Notice can be only used for domestic work.  You may commence work 48 hours after depositing a valid building notice. 

A 'Building Notice' submission should contain:

  • Completed Application form
  • Site location plan

 

Contact the Building Control Team to request a Building Notice form.

Replacement Windows and Doors Submission

This option is available for both domestic and commercial re-glazing (please note there is a difference in the application fee for commercial applications). 

A 'Replacement Windows and Doors Notice' submission should contain:

  • Completed Application form
  • Site location plan

 

Download 'Application form for Replacement Windows and-or Doors' form (MS Word)

Download 'Application form for Replacement Windows and-or Doors' form (PDF)

Regularisation Submission

This option is when you have completed work without applying for Building Regulations.

A 'Regularisation' submission should contain:

  • Completed Application form
  • Site location plan
  • Plans detailing the works which have been carried out

 

The works will be inspected and we will let you know if anything needs to be done for a Regularisation Certificate to be issued.

Some parts may need to be opened up for inspection and we will advise you. We will try to keep this to a minimum.

Download 'Application for Regularisation Certificate' form (MS Word)

Download 'Application for Regularisation Certificate' form (PDF) 

 

If you have already carried out the work please see the regularisation option.