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Building Control

  • This is a local government body overseeing building works which require approval.  Examples include anything structural such as demolishing walls and installing lintels where walls are knocked through.  Newly installed drains may need to be tested to ensure the correct gauge pipes are in place and that they will not leak creating a health hazard.
  • A sliding scale of charges apply, depending on the cost of works and whether a Building Notice or Fully Approved Plans are submitted - the latter is cheaper but less flexible and takes longer to procure.
Published: 21 October 2013 Last Updated: 17 November 2021