Building Regulations Approval
Types of building regulation application
There are two methods of applying for Building Regulation Approval: Full plans and building notice. If you are proposing to erect or carry out building work to certain designated types of building (hotels, boarding houses, offices, shops, railway premises, factories, or a workplace subject to the Fire Precautions (Workplace Regulations 1997) you must utilise the Full Plans approach.
Full plans method
A full plans application involves the submission of fully detailed plans, specifications, calculations and other supporting details to enable the local Building Control to check compliance with the Building Regulations.
Building notice method
A Building Notice application is most suitable when small works are proposed and detailed plans are unnecessary. Whilst no formal building plans are required at submission stage, it may be necessary to submit supporting details of a particular form of construction for approval at a later stage.