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Charges and Costs

We would recommend that you should be totally confident that the work will be undertaken, as no refund is available should you change your mind.

The Building (Local Authority Charges) Regulations 2010 require local authorities to set fees payable for carrying out their building regulation functions. These fees cover any necessary consultations, the checking of plans, all site inspections and the associated administration work.

Fee calculator

You can calculate the cost of your work online using our Fee Calculator.

Full plans application

When making an application using this method, the full submission fee is payable when the application is submitted. 

Building notice application

Should you decide to use this route then the full fee is paid when you submit the building notice.

Regularisation application

Regularisation applications only apply to works that were started on or after 11 November 1985. This application should describe the extent of the unauthorised work and where possible include a plan of that work, together with any additional work intended to be carried out to secure compliance with the requirements of the regulations.

The charge for regularisation is 150% of the total amount which would be charged under a Full Plans application if the work were being started today - no vat is payable. Please telephone to find out the correct amount as the application cannot proceed until this has been paid.

Building Notice Reversion application

This application requires the submission fee to be paid and completion of Form 7.

Full Plans Reversion application

This application requires the submission fee to be paid and completion of Form 7.

Copy certificates

There is a £42 charge for a copy of the completion certificate. Please note we keep records for 15 years only.

File retrieval

There is a £75 charge for retrieving an archived file.