This application type can be submitted without fully designed plans. While full design drawings are not required with this application type, we may ask for information such as structural calculations or thermal performance specifications to ensure compliance.
The use of a Building Notice cannot be used for: • the erection of a new dwelling • the change of use from an existing dwelling to a different class of use • an extension of a domestic dwelling where the floor area is increased by more than 10m² • an extension to create a new storey in a dwelling (roof space conversion) which will be accessed by a fixed stair
You need to provide us with:
• a completed application form • the full building regulation fee
What happens once I have submitted my building notice application?
You can start work as soon as you have made a valid application. We recommend you get plan approval before starting to give you some protection against having to make costly alterations of site for full plans submissions.
You must tell us when you start the works and at various stages throughout the works.
When the works are completed to the satisfaction of the inspecting officer and all relevant information has been received, we will issue a completion certificate. This confirms the works would appear to meet the requirements of the building regulations.
You can book a site inspection by phoning us on 028 9244 7300 during out office hours Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm. You must provide 24 hours’ notice of the need for an inspection to allow us to schedule this request with our inspecting officer.
Please have your reference number to hand. This is normally a reference beginning with FP, BN or UB, the year of application and a reference number e.g. FP/2022/0123.