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Fees and charges

Fee increases occur annually in line with inflation. Changes to fees are updated every January.

Charges for our Building Control Service have been established to cover the cost of the service.

The charges for the majority of domestic work are expected to be standard charges, which are listed below.

If the type of application you would like to or are required to deposit or the building work you propose is not listed, it can be individually determined dependent on complexity, risk, time on site and cost of works.

Contact us to discuss the level of charge applicable.


Non-domestic fees

For non-domestic work please contact us for an individually assessed charge. Our calculation is based on the criteria given in the CIPFA guidance and includes:

  • contract length/time on site
  • estimated cost of works
  • complexity of the work
  • quality of the plans by the architect/designer
  • experience of the contractors
  • any pre-app meetings already attended (excluding the first hour).

Domestic fees

Charges for the majority of domestic work are expected to be standard charges. If the type of building work you propose is not listed, it can be individually determined dependent on complexity, risk, time on site and cost of works. Please contact us to discuss the level of charge applicable.

Extensions 

Extension floor area not exceeding 15m2

  • Full Plan (inc VAT) - £130
  • Inspection charge - £285
  • Building Notice - £515
  • Regularisation - £615

Extension floor area exceeding 15m2 but not exceeding 40m2

  • Full Plan (inc VAT) - £200
  • Inspection charge - £490
  • Building Notice - £860
  • Regularisation - £1,040

Extension floor area exceeding 40m2 but not exceeding 100m2

  • Full Plan (inc VAT) - £230
  • Inspection charge - £555
  • Building Notice - £940
  • Regularisation - £1,170

If your proposal consists of more than one extension or if the total floor area exceeds 100m2, please contact us to discuss the charge.


Loft conversions 

Loft conversion floor area up to 100m2

  • Full Plan (inc VAT) - £180
  • Inspection charge - £420
  • Building Notice - £725
  • Regularisation - £850

If the total floor area exceeds 100m2 please contact us to discuss the charge.


Removal of load-bearing wall

Removal of load bearing wall*

  • Full Plan (inc VAT) - £210
  • Inspection charge - Included in plan charge 
  • Building Notice - £230
  • Regularisation - £270

*If more than one then please refer to the estimated cost of works.


Garages/carports

Detached (non-exempt) garage or attached carport / garage not exceeding 40m2*

  • Full Plan (inc VAT) - £300
  • Inspection charge - Included in plan charge 
  • Building Notice - £370
  • Regularisation - £470

Conversion of garage

  • Full Plan (inc VAT) - £400
  • Inspection charge - Included in plan charge 
  • Building Notice - £500
  • Regularisation - £600

*If your proposal consists of more than one garage and / or carport, the floor areas can be added together to determine the charge payable. If the total floor area exceeds 40m2 please contact us to calculate a bespoke charge.


Renovation of a thermal element 

Renovation of a thermal element – cost of works up to £75,000

  • Full Plan (inc VAT) - £190
  • Inspection charge - Included in plan charge 
  • Building Notice - £240
  • Regularisation - £300

For works exceeding £75,000 please contact us to discuss the appropriate charge.


Replacement of windows 

Replacement of windows / doors 1 to 4 units

  • Full Plan (inc VAT) - £130
  • Inspection charge - Included in plan charge 
  • Building Notice - £130
  • Regularisation - £190

Replacement of windows / doors 5 or more units

  • Full Plan (inc VAT) - £190
  • Inspection charge - Included in plan charge 
  • Building Notice - £190
  • Regularisation - £290

Estimated cost of works

Up to £2000

Full Plan (inc VAT) - £200
Inspection charge - Included in plan charge 
Building Notice - £270
Regularisation - £320
£2001 to £5000

Full Plan (inc VAT) - £310
Inspection charge - Included in plan charge 
Building Notice - £390
Regularisation - £460
£5001 to £10,000

Full Plan (inc VAT) - £440
Inspection charge - Included in plan charge 
Building Notice - £550
Regularisation - £650
£10,001 to £20,000

Full Plan (inc VAT) - £560
Inspection charge - Included in plan charge 
Building Notice - £690
Regularisation - £800
£20,001 to £30,000

Full Plan (inc VAT) - £620
Inspection charge - Included in plan charge 
Building Notice - £770
Regularisation - £900
£30,001 to £40,000

Full Plan (inc VAT) - £210
Inspection charge - £480
Building Notice - £850
Regularisation - £1,000
£40,001 to £50,000

Full Plan (inc VAT) - £225
Inspection charge - £525
Building Notice - £930
Regularisation - £1,100
Over £50,000

Please contact us for an individually assessed charge.

Building work for a disabled person

Building work carried out solely for the benefit of a disabled person is exempt from Building Regulation charges. If you are claiming an exemption from charges on behalf of a disabled person, use the online form to make this declaration.

A certificate or letter is required from a health professional to this effect (for example from a doctor or occupational therapist) in support of an application for exemption from charges.
Please contact Building Control for further information about the liability to pay charges on particular projects for people with disabilities

What can you expect from us?

Prior to our first site inspection, we will call ahead to discuss a programme of site inspections – the  Building Control Officer will confirm the required statutory site inspections and discuss other site inspections that may be needed. The officer will not be present on-site for a majority of the building work and they will not act as a ‘clerk of works’.

The primary responsibility for ensuring the work complies with the requirements rests with those who commission it and those who do the work.

The role of Building Control is to act as an independent third-party assessor throughout the design and construction phase to consider compliance to ‘the Requirements.’ The primary function of the service is:

  • to give advice on how the requirements apply to relevant building work
  • to check the proposed plans and construction specification for a Full Plans application
  • to conduct a series of site inspections as the building work progresses
  • on receiving notification of the building work being complete, after taking all reasonable steps, to issue a completion certificate when satisfied that the requirements of the regulations have been met.