Cost of living support

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Supporting Documents

Supporting documents you need to submit when applying for Building Control Approval.

IN THIS ARTICLE

  • What supporting documents you need
  • The different types of form
  • How much it costs

When you submit an application, we make sure the application includes all the necessary information we need. This is classed as "valid".

If your application is "invalid", your application will be delayed until we receive additional information or it may be returned to you.

Read more on the Planning Portal

What supporting documents you need?

Full plans

Along with the fully completed application form and fee, the following must be submitted:

  • Copies of the architectural drawings and construction specification
  • Two copies for residential properties
  • Three copies for non-residential properties

Building notice

Along with the fully completed application form and fee, the following must be submitted:

  • A plan of the site, showing its size and position 

Regularisation

Along with the fully completed application form and fee, the following must be submitted:

  • Submit professionally prepared plans
  • Expose internal structures or create trial holes 

We may inspect the site and you may have to carry out remedial work if requested by us.

We will only issue a certificate of regularisation once the building work complies with building regulations.

Fee

Check what fee is applicable

Planning Permission

Depending on the type of building project, you may also need planning permission

Do you need planning permission?

Apply

Apply for building control approval