Building Control fees

Building control and building regulation standard fees

This page covers:

 

Building control history check

 ServicePrice
Searching for the document and providing an electronic copy (if WDC hold the document)

£25

Complete the building control history check online form to submit your request.

Unfortunately we cannot confirm that we hold the document. If no document is found the fee is not refundable.

Building Regulation Application fees

Standard charges will apply for domestic work. The fees stated below are VAT inclusive.

The types of fee are as follows:

  • All building notice charges are paid on submission
  • full plans building regulation application consists of a plan fee and an inspection fee:
    • The plan fee is payable when you submit the application. This covers the plan checking of the proposed work. A building control plan fee is different from a planning application plan fee. Please ensure you contact the correct department when paying your fee.
    • In most cases, an inspection fee is payable after the work commences. This covers the site inspections including the issue of a completion certificate. This is invoiced after the first inspection has been carried out. The inspection fee can also be paid with the plan fee when you submit the application, and where possible we will encourage this.

Please note that the charges for building notice are higher than full plan fees.

If your work falls under more than one table, each fee is payable on submission. Any reduction that applies because the different parts of work are carried out at the same time will be applied to the inspection fee after commencement of the work.

Please contact us for an individual fee proposal if your work:

  • Does not fall into the standard fees tables
  • Falls under three or more categories
  • See the additional information section for more information on when you need an individual fee proposal.

If you need an individual fee proposal or help with the standard charges, please contact planning and building control.

These will take up to two working days to produce; however, we will process most quotations on the same day.

1. New houses and flats

Conditions;

  • Standard construction, no basements, no conversions and less than 300m² per unit.
  • For basements, conversions and large houses, please contact us for an individual fee proposal.
  • For over 4 or more dwellings, please contact us for an individual fee proposal.
Table 1: new houses and flats
Number of dwellings Plan feeInspection feeTotal full plans feeBuilding notice fee
1 £400 £500 £900 £1,050
2 £500 £700 £1,200 £1,450
3 £650 £850 £1,500 £1,800

Domestic fees

These fees apply to a single dwelling. For example, where adjoining neighbours build extensions at the same time, a separate application and separate fee is required for each.

2. Extension including controllable conservatories, not including basements

For more than one extension, use the total sum of internal floor area. Associated alterations are included in extension charges.

Table 2: extension including controllable conservatories, not including basements.
 Plan feeInspection fee Total full plans feeBuilding notice fee 
Up to 10m² £500 NIL £500 £625
Over 10m² and up to 40m²  £700 NIL £700  £875
Over 40m² and up to 60m²  £450 £400 £850 £1065
Over 60m² and up to 100m²  £500 £450 £950 £1,185
Over 100m² and/ or contains a basement or part basement  Please contact us for an individual fee proposal

3. New or extension used solely as domestic garage, carport and/or store

Table 3: new or extension of detached building used solely as a garage, carport or store
  Plan feeInspection feeTotal full plans feeBuilding notice fee 
up to 100m² £450 NIL £450 £500
Over 100m² Please contact us for an individual fee proposal

4. New or extension of detached building (not solely a garage, carport or store)

Table 4: new or extension of detached building (not solely a garage, carport or store)
 Plan fee Inspection fee Total full plans fee Building notice fee 
Over 30m² and up to 60m²  £450 £400  £850  £1,065 
Over 60m² and up to 100m² £500 £450 £950 £1,185
Over 100m² Please contact us for an individual fee proposal

5. Loft conversions

Table 5: loft conversions
 Plan fee Inspection fee Total full plans fee Building notice fee 
All sizes £800 NIL £800 £1,000

6. Garage conversion to habitable room/s (not forming self contained dwelling)

Table 6: garage conversion to habitable room/s (not forming self contained dwelling)
 Plan fee Inspection fee Total full plans fee Building notice fee 
All sizes £450 NIL £450 £500

 7. Controllable electrical work (not competent person schemes)

Table 7: controllable electrical work (not competent person schemes)
 Plan fee Inspection fee Total full plans fee Building notice fee 
Rewire/partial rewire of single dwelling £350 NIL £350  £350
Any other controllable electrical work £350 NIL £350 £350

8. Structural and other alterations to a dwelling

Table 8: structural and other alterations to a dwelling
Estimated costPlan feeInspection feeTotal full plans feeBuilding notice fee
Up to £5,000 £350 NIL £350 £350
Over £5,000 and up to £25,000 £475 NIL £475 £575
Over £25,000 and up to £50,000 £400 £300 £700 £825
Over £50,000 Please contact us for an individual fee proposal

9. Energy efficiency improvements (not competent person scheme)

Table 9: energy efficiency improvements (not competent person scheme)
 Plan fee Inspection fee Total full plans feeBuilding notice fee 
New and replacement windows and doors. Up to 20 installed at the same time £200 NIL £200 £200
New and replacement windows and doors. Over 20 installed at the same time £250 NIL £250 £250
Renovation of a thermal element £200 NIL £200 £200
New and replacement boiler/heating appliance £200 NIL £200 £200
Installation of solar panel/s £175 NIL £175  £175 
Cavity wall insulation £175 NIL £175 £175

Fees are not payable for the following:

  • Work solely for the benefit of a disabled person. Please provide a copy of the approved grant letter provided by environmental health or a letter from your occupational therapist indicating your disabilities and reason for the work.

 

Additional information

Larger projects

We will assess charges for larger projects individually. Larger projects may consist of innovative or high risk construction techniques and/or the duration of the building work from start to finish will be longer than 12 months.

Regularisation applications

We will assess regularisation application charges individually. They are available on request and are usually based on an individual fee proposal.

Non-domestic work

Fees for non-domestic work are available on request and are usually based on an individual fee proposal.

All charges are on the assumption that the person undertaking the design and construction work is competent. If not, there may be additional charges.