Full Plans or Building Notice?

There are two routes to obtain Building Regulations approval; 'Full Plans' and 'Building Notice'.

Luke Williamson Architect would always suggest obtaining a 'Full Plans' Building Regulations approval prior to starting work on site. This route allows your builder to work from pre-approved drawings and construction notes.

A building notice relies on your builder knowing and building in accordance with the current regulations without any approved drawings to work from. There is therefore a risk that some building work would have be re-done to comply.

Further guidance can be found here: Planning Portal: Building Control .

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