4. Building control work and building notice
We have two possible routes here.
1 – A building notice – This is a notice sent to the local building control authority notifying them of a building project. It is just a form and a copy of the plans produced for planning. Further information is forwarded to the council throughout the build – such as engineering or drainage layouts etc. It is designed for smaller simple schemes and does allow a rapid start on-site. You will be reliant on the knowledge and skills of your builder using this route as no pre-approval is given by the council.
2 – Full plans submission – This is where our designers assess the building design and prepare drawings and text documents describing how the build complies with modern building control requirements. The plans are submitted to the local building control officers who check the information and issue a conditional or full approval BEFORE work starts onsite. This gives our clients certainty that the design is achievable without unforeseen risk.