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Making a Building Control Application

If the work you intend to carry out needs Building Regulations approval there are two options available to you i.e. Full Plans or Building Notice. Each option normally requires a fee.

If you have already carried out the work please see the regularisation option. The Building Control Officers have dedicated areas, to find out who covers your area please see the 'Area of Responsibility' which is available to download.

Building Regulation Fees and Charges 

The Building Control fees are revised as from 01 April 2016.  Unfortunately due to the financial restraints imposed upon Local Authorities, it has been necessary to increase our fees by a below inflation 1%.  However fees can be adjusted to represent the complexity and risks involved within each individual project, please contact the Building Control section on 01756 706469 or buildingcontrol@cravendc.gov.uk we will be happy to provide you with a quote for your proposed works.

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Full Plans Submission - this is the route most people choose.

This entails producing scaled drawings clearly denoting construction details and, where appropriate, structural calculations to confirm the adequacy of the structural design.  A 'Full Plans' submission should contain two completed copies of an application form together with two paper copies of a building plan (four copies of plans are required for commercial development) incorporating a site location plan, and the correct fee.

When these details are deposited they are checked by the Building Control Surveyor responsible for the area in which where the work is being carried out.  Any queries are conveyed to you or your agent and when these are resolved an approval is issued.  Applications will be processed as quickly as possible, but during busy periods, this may take up to 5 weeks (or 2 months by agreement), so long as an application has been received by Building Control the the works may commence before the formal approval notice is issued but you must ensure that relevant inspections are requested.

The 'Full Plans Submission' form is available to download.  For advice on Building Control fees for the work you are intending to carry, out please contact a member of the Building Control staff on 01756 706469 or buildingcontrol@cravendc.gov.uk.

You can also submit applications online - please see below.

Building Notice Option - under this option no detailed plans are required.

Under this option, 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, also completion certificates may not issued for works undertaken on a 'Building Notice', this would be up to the officers discretion and dependent on what site inspections had been requested and undertaken.

This is a simpler approach particularly suitable for smaller projects such as bathroom installations, minor structural alterations. 

This option can be only be used for domestic work.  All work to other buildings require the full plans option.  You may commence work 48 hours after depositing a valid building notice.  A valid 'Building Notice' submission should contain one completed copy of an application form together with a site location plan, and the correct fee.

The 'Building Notice' form is available upon request.  For advice on Building Control fees for the work you are intending to carry, out please contact a member of the Building Control staff on 01756 706469 or buildingcontrol@cravendc.gov.uk.

You can also submit applications online - please see below.
 

Replacement Windows and Doors

This option is available for both domestic and commercial re-glazing (please note there is a difference in the application fee for commercial applications).  One copy of a Building Notice form should be submitted to our Building Regulations Department, accompanied by the correct fee.

The 'Application form for Replacement Windows and-or Doors' form is available to download.  For advice on Building Control fees for the work you are intending to carry, out please contact a member of the Building Control staff on 01756 706469 or buildingcontrol@cravendc.gov.uk.


You can also submit applications online - please see below.

Regularisation Option

If you have completed work without applying for Building Regulations, you should seek to regularise the works, by having it checked by Inspectors to make sure all aspects comply with Building Regulations. You should submit 1 copy of the Regularisation application form, 1 copy of the plans detailing the works which have been carried out and the correct fee.  We will then inspect the property after all other stages have been completed and 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.

The 'Application for Regularisation Certificate' form is available to download.  For advice on Building Control fees for the work you are intending to carry, out please contact a member of the Building Control staff on 01756 706469 or buildingcontrol@cravendc.gov.uk.

You can also submit applications online - please see below.

Submitting Applications On line

Initially to access the forms you will need to know the password, this can be obtained by using the registration form.  Once you have the password you can then access the forms at your own convenience.

When we have received the application you will receive an automated acknowledgement of receipt.  We will then register, but not fully validate, the application.  The next step is for us to advise you on how you can make a payment of the fee.  Once the fee has been received, the application will become valid and passed to the Building Control Surveyor to process a formal decision.

Any plans need to be transferred to PDF format and need to be clearly marked with the scale of drawings and for purposes of printing please indicate the original paper size, i.e. A4, A3, A1 etc. (Please do not submit CAD files, transfer all image files to PDF format).

Available On Line Application Forms

Application for Replacement Windows/Doors

Full Plan Submission Form

Building Notice Form

Application for Regularisation Form