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Building Control fees and charges

A Building Control charge is due when a Building Regulations application is made, either a with a Full Plans or a Building Notice application.

If you apply online for your Building Regulations approval, we will automatically calculate the fee payable.

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For more complex applications, you can print off and complete our Building Regulations application form, and you will need to calculate the charge payable yourself. Tables A to C detail the fees for different types of work.

Table A - New Dwellings (to 300m²)

 
Number of dwellings Charge VAT Total
1 £600 £120 £720
2 £800 £160 £960
3 £1000 £200 £1200
4 £1,250 £250 £1500
5 £1,500 £300 £1800
6 £1,710 £342 £2,052
7 £1,920 £384 £2,304
8 £2,120 £424 £2,544
9 £2,320 £464 £2,784
10 £2,500 £500 £3,000

For new dwellings over 300m² in floor area - please contact us for advice.

Table B - Works to domestic buildings

 
Type of work Charge VAT Total
Garages and car ports to 40m² £170 £34 £204
Garages and car ports from 40m² to 60m² £290 £58 £348
Extensions to 10m² £335 £67 £402
Extensions from 10m² to 40m² £430 £86 £516
Extensions from 40m² to 60m² £515 £103 £618
Extensions from 60m² to 80m² £565 £103 £678
Conversion of garage into living accommodation £240 £48 £288
Renovation of a thermal element £130 £26 £156
Replacement windows £130 £26 £156
Installation of wood burner £170 £34 £204
Electrical work - (Non Competent Persons Scheme) £350 £70 £420
Loft Conversions Please contact us to request a specific quote.

For all other work to dwellings, please see Table C.

Table B Notes

  1. Reference to 'floor area' relates to the total internal floor area of all storeys.
  2. Where more than one extension is proposed, the floor areas can be added together to determine the charge.
  3. Some alterations to existing buildings, to improve facilities for the disabled, are exempt from Building Regulations charges. Please contact us for details and advice.
  4. For extensions over 80m², please contact us for advice and a specific quote.

Table C - All Other Building Work

 
Total estimated cost of the works Charge VAT Total
£0 to £1000 £140 £28 £168
£1,001 to £2,000 £200 £40 £240
£2,001 to £5,000 £250 £50 £300
£5,001 to £10,000 £285 £57 £342
£10,001 to £15,000 £335 £67 £402
£15,001 to £20,000 £385 £77 £462
£20,001 to £30,000 £450 £90 £540
£30,001 to £40,000 £525 £105 £630
£40,001 to £50,000 £600 £120 £720

For projects with an estimated cost over £50,000 please contact us for advice.

Table C Notes

  1. Please enclose a written estimate of the cost of work with your application. We may request a more detailed estimate, to justify any plan charge submitted.
  2. For replacement windows in non-domestic buildings, please contact us for a specific quote.
  3. 'Total estimated cost' means a reasonable estimate that would be charged by a professional builder, but excluding professional fees (architects'/surveyors') and VAT. We cannot accept DIY estimates.
  4. Some alterations to existing buildings, to improve facilities for the disabled, are exempt from Building Regulations charges. Please contact us for details and advice.

Other Charges

Some Building Control services require research into historic files, to provide copies of archived documents. You should request these services, and we will respond, by email or in writing only. A minimum charge of £45  applies for searching and providing copies of the following historic documents:

  • Building Regulations approval 
  • Conditional approval 
  • Rejection notices
  • Completion certificates

Contact the Building Control Section if you need further information about fees and charges.