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Building regulation fees

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If you're looking to make a building regulations application, it's important to understand how much it's likely to cost.

We can provide a free quote for non standard fees, just simply complete our online form to request a free quote or text 07764 366070 with your request.

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Please note that all non-domestic, and certain larger domestic projects outside of the standard works listed, will be individually determined charges.

How to pay

You can pay by debit or credit card by calling 01772 906913.

Fees and charges

Standard charged for new build housing (up to 300mfloor area) or for new dwellings formed by conversion or change of use.

Table A

dwelling numberplan deposit chargeinspection chargetotal charge
 Basic chargeincluding vatBasic chargeincluding vatBasic chargeincluding vat

1

£180.00

£216.00

£420.00£504.00£600.00£720.00

2

£230.00

£276.00

£605.00£726.00£835.00£1,002.00

3

£280.00

£336.00

£740.00£888.00£1,020.00£1,224.00

4

£330.00

£396.00

£875.00£1,050.00£1,205.00£1,446.00

5

£380.00

£456.00

£1,010.00£1,212.00£1,390.00£1,668.00

Notes

  1. For more than 5 dwellings or if the floor area of the dwelling exceeds 300m² the charge is individually determined.
  2. All the above charges are on the basis that any controlled electrical work is carried out by a person who is a member of a registered Competent Person Scheme, if this is not the case an additional charge will apply. 

Standard charges for certain small buildings, extensions and alterations to dwellings

Table B

Proposalplan deposit chargeinspection chargebuilding notice charge
Basic chargeincluding vatBasic chargeincluding vatBasic chargeincluding vat

Category 1: extensions to dwellings

Extension(s): Internal floor area not exceeding 5m²

£125.00

£150.00

£200.00£240.00£325.00£390.00

Internal floor area over 5m² but not exceeding 40m²

£150.00

£180.00

£250.00£300.00£400.00£480.00

Internal floor area over 40m² but not exceeding 70m²

£150.00

£180.00

£350.00£420.00£500.00£600.00

Internal floor area over 70m² but not exceeding 100m²

£150.00

£180.00

£500.00£600.00£650.00 £780.00

Category 2: garages and carports

Erection or extension of detached or attached building or an extension to a dwelling:

which consists of a garage, carport, or both, having a floor area not exceeding 60m² in total and is intended to be used in common with an existing building & the conversion of an attached garage into a habitable room

£100.00

£120.00

£200.00£240.00£300.00£360.00

Category 3: Loft Conversions and Dormers

Formation of a room in roof space, including means of access thereto. Fees for lofts greater than 40m² are to be based on the cost of work. The fee cannot be less than shown below:

Erection of room in roof space with a floor area not exceeding 40m² (without dormer)

£150.00

£180.00£250.00£300.00£400.00£480.00
Erection of room in roof space with a floor area not exceeding 40m2 (with dormer)£150.00£180.00£300.00£360.00£450.00£540.00

Notes

All the above charges are on the basis that any controlled electrical work is carried out by a person who is a member of a registered Competent Person Scheme, if this is not the case an additional charge will apply.

Multiple Works: The floor area of loft conversions or dormer extensions may not be aggregated to an extension but a 50% discount can be applied.

Standard Charges for Alterations to Dwellings

Table C

Proposalplan deposit chargeinspection chargebuilding notice charge
Basic chargeincluding vatBasic chargeincluding vatBasic chargeincluding vat

1. Installation of replacement windows
and doors* in a dwelling where the number of windows does not exceed 20

£100.00

£120.00

Inc

Inc£100.00£120.00

2. Underpinning with a cost not exceeding £30,000

£250.00

£300.00

IncInc£250.00£300.00

3. Controlled Electrical work* to a single dwelling (not carried out in conjunction with work being undertaken that falls within Table B)

£250.00

£300.00

IncInc£250.00£300.00

4. Renovation of a thermal element i.e. work involving recovering of a roof, replacement of a floor or renovation of an external wall to which L1b applies

£100.00

£120.00

IncInc£100.00 £120.00
5. Formation of a single en-suite bathroom/shower room or cloakroom within an existing dwelling (excluding electrical work)£200.00£240.00IncInc£200.00£240.00
6. Removal of wall and insertion of steel beam up to a maximum of 4m£150.00£180.00IncInc£150.00£180.00
7. Installation of heating appliance to a single dwelling*£200.00£240.00IncInc£200.00

£240.00

* Not carried out under a Competent Person Scheme.

All other work within dwellings will be charged as set out in Table D.

Table D

Standard Charges for all other domestic work not in tables A, B and C

estimated costplan deposit chargeinspection chargebuilding notice charge
fromto Basic chargeincluding vatBasic chargeincluding vatBasic chargeincluding vat

0

1,000

£100.00

£120.00

IncInc£100.00£120.00

1,001

5,000

£100.00

£120.00

£100.00£120.00£200.00£240.00
5,00110,000£100.00£120.00£150.00£180.00£250.00£300.00
10,00120,000£100.00£120.00£250.00£300.00£350.00£420.00
20,00130,000£150.00£180.00£300.00£360.00£450.00£540.00
30,00140,000£150.00£180.00£400.00£480.00£550.00£660.00
40,00150,000£150.00£180.00£500.00£600.00£650.00£780.00
50,00175,000£200.00£240.00£550.00£660.00£750.00£900.00
75,001100,000£200.00£240.00£650.00£780.00£850.00£1,020.00

Where it is intended to carry out additional work on a dwelling at the same time as undertaking an extension within Table B then the charge for this additional work (as indicated in Table D) shall be discounted by 50%.

Notes

All the above charges are on the basis that any controlled electrical work is carried out by a person who is a member of a registered Competent Person Scheme, if this is not the case an additional charge will apply.

Where the estimated cost of works exceeds £100,000 the charge will be individually assessed by Preston City Council.

Subject to a minimum plan fee of £250.00 + VAT and inspection fee of £650.00 + VAT.

Table E

Other charges not attached to a building regulations application

Category of workbasic chargeinc vat
Copy of Completion Certificate or Decision Notice£25.00£30.00
Building Regulation Confirmation letter (e.g, letter of exemption)£67.50£81.00
Supply of information relating to Building Regulation applications, charged per hour subject to a minimum charge of £81 inc. vat£67.50£81.00

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