If you are intending to build a domestic extension or converting an existing building into flats, you will need Building Regulation approval for the work, as well as planning consent. JM Partnership (Surveyors) Ltd Building Control can assist in guiding you through the process to ensure that your project complies with the Building Regulations.

Our team of expert Building Control Surveyors have been involved in many projects, ranging from complex residential change of use through to the more straight forward smaller domestic works. Please view a selection of our Clients and recent projects on our Client and information tabs.

In a constantly evolving construction industry, we are frequently appointed to provide Building Regulation advice on innovative designs to enable solutions that, while achieving compliance, are cutting edge and meet the Client’s expectations.

Whilst it is appreciated that the professionals in the construction industry should know how the Building Regulation process works, Homeowners often are not so sure. To assist with this, we have included some frequently asked questions that will hopefully help.

Homeowner, Building Control- Frequently Asked Question

DO I NEED BUILDING REGULATION APPROVAL FOR MY PROJECT?

The majority of alterations and extensions including removal of load bearing walls, installation of new WC’s, conversion of garages may need Approval under the Building Regulations. This can be required even if planning consent is not necessary.

HOW DO I APPLY FOR BUILDING REGULATIONS APPROVAL?

Whilst the Local Authority provide a Building Control Service, you may want to consider using an Approved Inspector to carry out the Building Control function for your project. If you are interested in using our service please use our enquiry form to contact us with details of your project and we will get back to you within 1 working day or alternatively for an informal discussion please telephone 01634 733 270.

HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO PROCESS AN APPLICATION?

As an Approved Inspector we have to submit details of your project via an Initial Notice at least 5 working days before works are due to commence on site. Once we receive your drawings and a signed Initial Notice we aim to have your plans checked within 10 working days. Once the 5 working day period has passed, you may commence works on site.

HOW DO I ARRANGE A SITE INSPECTION?

You may be using a builder to undertake your works, as part of our process we will provide you with information as to when you will need to contact us to arrange a site inspection. We require 2 working days notice for each site inspection. For further information about our Building Control Site Inspection Frame Work Notification, please see Our Documents.

WHAT HAPPENS WHEN MY PROJECT IS COMPLETED?

Once a final inspection has been undertaken and the works satisfy the requirement of the Building Regulations, a Final Certificate will be issued. the Final Certificate is a vital document that will be logged within the public Local Authority system. You will need this document if you come to sell your property.