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.
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 250m²)
|Number of dwellings||Charge||VAT||Total|
Table A Notes: New dwellings over 250m2 in floor area or over 5no. dwellings - please contact us for advice.
Table B - Works to domestic buildings
|Type of work||Charge||VAT||Total|
|Garages and car ports to 40m²||£190||£38||£228|
|Garages and car ports from 40m² to 60m²||£316.67||£63.33||£380|
|Extensions to 10m²||£383.33||£76.67||£460|
|Extensions from 10m² to 40m²||£500||£100||£600|
|Extensions from 40m² to 60m²||£583.33||£116.67||£700|
|Extensions from 60m² to 80m²||£641.67||£128.33||£770|
|Conversion of garage into living accommodation||£270||£54||£324|
|Renovation of a thermal element||£145||£29||£174|
|Installation of wood burner||£195||£39||£234|
|Electrical work - (Non Competent Persons Scheme)||£400||£80||£480|
|Insertion of one supporting beam||£155||£31||£186|
|Insertion of two supporting beam||£225||£45||£270|
|Insertion of three supporting beam||£280||£56||£336|
|Loft Conversions up to 40m²||£420||£84||£504|
|Loft Conversions over 40m²||Please contact us to request a specific quote.|
Note: If you are submitting an application for an extension and a loft conversion the charge for the loft conversion will be reduced by 50%.
For all other work to dwellings, please see Table C.
Table C - All Other Building Work
|Total estimated cost of the works||Charge||VAT||Total|
|£0 to £1000||£160||£32||£192|
|£1,001 to £2,000||£225||£45||£270|
|£2,001 to £5,000||£283.33||£56.67||£340|
|£5,001 to £10,000||£325||£65||£390|
|£10,001 to £15,000||£370||£74||£444|
|£15,001 to £20,000||£435||£87||£522|
|£20,001 to £30,000||£510||£102||£612|
|£30,001 to £40,000||£580||£116||£696|
|£40,001 to £50,000||£660||£132||£792|
For projects with an estimated cost over £50,000 please contact us for advice.
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 £50 applies for searching and providing copies of the following historic documents:
- Building Regulations approval
- Conditional approval
- Rejection notices
- Completion certificates
B&NES Building Control charges are fixed under the terms of our latest Scheme of Charges. Contact the Building Control Section if you need further information about fees and charges.