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  1. Do I need Building Regulations approval to construct a boundary wall?
  2. Building Notice Submission

    Form and guidance notes on how to complete the form to notify us of your wish to build.

  3. How long do I have to complete the building works once work has commenced on site?
  4. Do I require building regulation consent?

    Building Regulation consent is a different requirement from planning permission, and must be applied for separately.

  5. Guidance

    The listed links are to view the Approved Documents and Guidance notes for many aspects of the Building Control process. Please take time to view the documents, as they may give you information that can assist and save you time.

  6. Energy Performance Certificate Declaration

    From the 6 April 2008 all completed dwellings require an Energy Performance Certificate (E.P.C.) to satisfy The Energy Performance of Buildings (Certificates and Inspections) (England
    and Wales) Regulations 2007. To help you comply, please complete and return this declaration form.

  7. Radon Guidance Note

    Guidance note relating to Radon gas and how to protect yourself.

  8. Do I need Building Regulations approval to install fittings and appliances or carry out drainage work?
  9. Full Plans Submission Form

    Form and guidance notes to help you submit full plans.

  10. What is the difference between Building Regulations and Planning permission?
  11. Building Regulations Forms

    The following Building Regulation Forms and supplementary guides are available in PDF format. Adobe Acrobat Reader is required to access them.

    If you do not have a copy, please follow the link to the Adobe website where you can download a copy for free.

  12. Arranging an inspection

    Once approval has been given or a building notice accepted, you will receive an inspection regime that lists the construction stages for which we require notification and can subsequently arrange inspection.

  13. Approved Document P Declaration Form

    Form to be completed by the electrician carrying out work if not a member of a certifying body such as NICEIC, ELECSA or ECA etc.

  14. The Party Wall Act 1996 Explanatory Booklet

    Guidance note regarding the Party Wall Act 1996

  15. Do I need approval for electrical work?
  16. Regularisation application form

    Application form to use for a regularisation certificate.

  17. If you do not check plans on Building Notice applications, why are the charges the same as for Full Plans Applications?
  18. The role and process of building control

    As a Local Authority Building Control department we administer the Council’s duties set out in the Building Act 1984 and other relevant legislation. Our aim is to ensure, within practical limits, that your project whether it is a new build, conversion or extension, is in compliance with the Building Regulations and other relevant design standards.

  19. Exempt Buildings Guidance Note

    Guidance note identifying building work exempt from the Building Regulations.

  20. Copeland Building Control Prospectus A document identifying the many ways in which Copeland Building Control can help you in the successfull delivery of your building project.
  21. Notice of Intended Demolition Form

    Section 80 of the Building Act 1984 requires that a person who intends to demolish the whole or part of a building, apart from one exempt under subsection (1)(a) or (b) to notify the local authority, the occupier of any adjacent building and the gas and electricity authorities of his intention. This is the form to do so.

  22. If I make a Building Notice application, will the Building Control Officer tell me how to carry out the work during his first visit?
  23. Percolation Test Guidance - Treatment Facilities

    Percolation Test Guidance - Treatment Facilities

  24. Additional Services

    In addition to our statutory Building Control function, we offer consultation services in the areas listed below.

  25. Approved Document B Vol. 1 Guidance Note

    Guidance notes for Approved Document B Vol.1


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