Building Control Charges


Download the Charges Scheme applicable from6 April 2017




An application is required for any proposal which is subject to the Building Regulations. The application requires the payment of fees under the Building (Local Authority Charges) Regulations 2010.

If you have a query, need guidance at any stage of the design process including how to apply for approval, or require a fee quotation, please do not hesitate to Contact a member of the Building Control team.

Functions For Which Building Control Charges Are Made:
  1. Full Plans - The charge in respect of the examination of building plans deposited with a full plans application and the subsequent issuing of a decision notice. The fee is paid at the time of the deposit of the full plans application with the Authority
  2. Site Inspection - The inspection charge is payable in respect of the inspection of building work at various stages of construction for which a full plans application has previously been deposited. The fee will be invoiced after the first inspection of work has been undertaken. The single payment covers all site visits and consultations which may be necessary until the work is satisfactorily completed, at which time a completion certificate will be issued.
  3. Building Notice - The fee is paid when the notice is submitted to the Authority. As no plans are deposited using this procedure a decision notice cannot be issued. The fee covers site inspections at various stages of construction including completion.
  4. Regularisation - The fee is paid at the time of application to the Authority for a Regularisation Certificate in respect of unauthorised building work commenced after 11 November 1985.

Payment
Payment can now be made via the Redcar and Cleveland website 'Pay for it' online facility using a debit or credit card. Please ensure that you have your building control reference number when you make your payment. If you do not know the application number, please contact the office on 01287 612359 or 01287 612360 in the first instance. If the relevant reference number is not provided when making your payment, this could delay processing your application.

Appropriate Fee
There are two methods of establishing a charge for work subject to the Building Regulations to cover the cost of the Building Control service - a standard charge or an individually determined charge.

Standard Charges
The standard charges for a wide range of domestic and commercial new build, extensions and alterations are listed in tables:

Table A Erection of new dwellings or conversions to form dwellings
Table B Domestic extensions to a single dwelling
Table C Domestic alterations to a single dwelling
Table D Erection or extension of certain non domestic buildings
Table E Alterations to non-domestic buildings

If your project is not covered in the tables the charge will be individually determined and you should contact Building Control for a quotation. The standard charges have been set by the Authority on the following basis:
  1. that the work does not consist, or include, innovative or high risk construction techniques
  2. the duration of the building work from commencement to completion does not exceed 12 months
  3. the design and building work is undertaken by a person or a company that is competent to carry out that work.
Where this is not the case, the work may incur supplementary charges.

Individual Determination of Charges
Charges must be individually determined for larger and/or more complex schemes and you should contact Building Control for a quotation. This includes:
  • Building work for which there is no standard charge in tables A-E:
  • Work consisting of the erection or conversion of more than 20 dwellings
  • Work consisting of the erection or conversion of dwellings where the floor area of a dwelling exceeds 300m2
  • Building work that is relation to more than one building
  • Applications subject to a reversion charge

Notes
1. Incomplete or unsigned applications or notices and those not accompanied by the appropriate fee are deemed as NOT being submitted and work should NOT commence on site.
2. Certain works which are carried out solely for the benefit of a disabled person may be exempt from fees.
3. All charges with the exception of the Regularisation Charge are subject to VAT at the appropriate rate.
4. Total estimated cost means a reasonable estimate (which must accompany the application) that would be charged by a professional builder but excluding VAT & professional fees paid to an architect.
5. In cases where the Local Authority considers an estimate to be unreasonable, or where no estimate or fee is supplied, the Local Authority is authorised to treat plans as if they had not been deposited.
6. Fee reductions are available for schemes comprising repetitive work or those of a large commercial nature. Please contact the Building Control Manager on 01287 612360 for details
7. These notes are for guidance only and are not a substitute for the Building (Local Authority Charges) Regulations 2010 Statutory Instrument 2010 No 404

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