Making An Application

Make sure you complete the right type of building application for your project

There are three kinds of applications:

 

Full Plans application

If you have detailed plans and drawings for flats and commercial buildings, you should send these with a Full Plans application. If these meet Building Regulations standards, we’ll send you an approval certificate. 

If you stick to these plans during construction you can be confident of getting Building Regulation approval.

For work on a private house, we need two copies of the application form and plans. For flats or commercial buildings we need three copies of the form and plans, the extras are for consultation by Dorset Fire and Rescue service.

 There are two charges for a Full Plans application:

  • One when you make the application
  • One to cover all site inspections. We’ll send you an invoice after the first inspection  

 

Building Notice application

If your building work is small and doesn’t have detailed plans, you can send us a Building Notice application. However, if the building you are working on falls under The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005, you must use a full plans application

If you want to erect a new building or extend one, you’ll need to send us a block plan with a minimum scale of 1:1250.

 

Regularisation application

If work has already been done without a Building Control application and you want approval afterwards you can apply for a Regularisation Certificate.

We'll inspect the work, this may mean you have to expose the structure and the work must be found satisfactory before we will issue a certificate.

 

Useful things to know

The Local Authority Building Control will make a fire safety assessment when your work is approved and once it is completed.

After your building is finished, the Fire Authority will be responsible for enforcing fire safety rules. You’ll get a completion certificate once the work has finished.

Specific details about your plans can be found in Regulation 14 of the Building Regulations 2000.

If you’re unsure which application to send, speak to us at Building Control.

 

Fees

There is a charge for making a Building Control application. Specific details about any charges can be found in the Building (Local Authority Charges) Regulations 2010.

You can also find the charges for specific work, below.

 

 

Contact Us

Telephone

Building Control

01202 451411

Address

Customer Services Centre

St Stephens Road
Bournemouth
BH2 6EB

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