1. The applicant is the person on whose behalf the work is being carried out e.g. the building’s owner.
2. One copy of this notice should be completed and submitted. (Building Notices can only be submitted in respect of domestic works).
3. Where it is proposed to erect the building or extension over or within 3m of a sewer or drain shown on the relative map of public sewers, a Full Plans Application must be deposited.
4. Persons carrying out building work must give notice of the commencement of the work at least two working days beforehand.
5. A Building Notice Charge is payable to cover the cost of all necessary site inspections. This consists of a single payment which covers all necessary site visits until satisfactory completion of the work in accordance with the Building Regulations.
6. The Building Notice Charge is calculated in accordance with current charges regulations and is payable at the time of submission. A separate Guidance Note on charges is available here: Building control fees and guidance.
Tables A and B prescribe the plan and inspection charges payable for domestic works.
7. Subject to certain provisions of the Building Act 1984 owners and occupiers of premises are entitled to have their private foul and surface water drains and sewers connected to the public sewers, where available. Special arrangements apply to trade effluent discharge. Persons wishing to make such connections must give not less than 21 days’ notice to the appropriate authority.
8. These notes are for general guidance only, particulars regarding the submission of Building Notices are contained in Regulation 13 of the Building Regulations 2010 and, in respect of charges, in the Building (Local Authority Charges) Regulations 2010.
9. Persons proposing to carry out building work or make a material change of use of a building are reminded that permission may be required under the Town and Country Planning Acts. Where planning permission has been obtained applicants are reminded of their responsibility to comply with those plans.
10. Further information and advice concerning the Building Regulations and planning matters may be obtained from your local authority.
11. This Building Notice shall cease to have effect from three years after it is given to the local authority unless the work has been commenced before the expiry of that period.
12. Applicants should be aware of the Party Wall Act 1996 and all relevant Health and Safety legislation.