Building control applications and requests

Commencement and completion of building works

When your application is submitted, you will be provided with an inspection notification framework, stating the notifications we require. This will allow us to inspect the works and minimise the risk of non-compliance with the Building Regulations.

For all types of work, you should initially give us written notice at least two days before you start the work.

From 1st October 2023, you are also required to notify us at the point where work is deemed to have legally began:

  • For extensions / new buildings, this is when all substructure work and the ground floor is completed.
  • For other type of work, it is when 15% of the work is completed.

When you consider the work complete, you should, within five days, provide us with a completion notice to allow us to inspect the work for any issues before awarding the completion certificate. This notification should take the form of a notice signed by the client, designer and builder confirming that the work has been carried out in compliance with building regulations.

We have provided a copy of the Notice of Completion form.