Building Control Standard Charges B - Work to a single dwelling

Standard Charges B - Work to a single dwelling

Building Control fees are bespoke, but will reflect the information contained below:

Plans Charge

The plans charge will relate to extensions and new build works.

Multiple work reductions

Where the proposed works include more than one element of building work all elements must be identified and entered on the application form for example:

Separate single storey extension with floor area not exceeding 40m² [Code B01] plus a garage conversion [Code B08] – would be entered on the application form as B01 + B08

Where the proposed work is residential and consists of more than one of the above elements then the appropriate charge is calculated by paying the full amount for the most expensive element and only 50% for the other applicable elements

B01 – full charge + B08 – 50% of full charge = charge payable

Site Inspections

The Building Control Team is there to support you in the development of your property and the achievement of compliance and appropriate certification.

It is the responsibility of the applicant or the applicants representative to notify the Building Control office to arrange for the inspection of the building works – failure to do so may result in works having to be exposed or taken down to meet compliance with the Building Regulations.

Request for inspections should be made the day prior to the inspection – inspections are carried out between the hours of 10.30am and 2.30pm, Monday to Friday [no inspections on bank holidays].

Project specific inspections

Each coded element of work has been examined and an inspection regime put in place which combines the inspection elements of work and site visits

It is essential to consider the number of visits in relation to the inspection fee

Inspection fees

B01: Up to 6 site inspections plus 2 virtual inspections and the issue of a completion certificate in relation to those works.

B02: Up to 7 site inspections plus 2 virtual inspections and the issue of a completion certificate in relation to those works.

B03: Up to 7 site inspections plus 2 virtual inspections and the issue of a completion certificate in relation to those works.

B04: Up to 8 site inspections plus 2 virtual inspections and the issue of a completion certificate in relation to those works.

B05: Up to 4 site inspections plus 2 virtual inspections and the issue of a completion certificate in relation to those works.

B06: Up to 4 site inspections plus 2 virtual inspections and the issue of a completion certificate in relation to those works.

B07: Up to 4 site inspections plus 2 virtual inspections and the issue of a completion certificate in relation to those works.

B08: Up to 2 site inspections plus 2 virtual inspections and the issue of a completion certificate in relation to those works.

B09: Up to 2 site inspections plus 2 virtual inspections and the issue of a completion certificate in relation to those works.

B10: Up to 2 site inspections plus 2 virtual inspections and the issue of a completion certificate in relation to those works.

B11: Up to 2 site inspections plus 2 virtual inspections and the issue of a completion certificate in relation to those works.

B12: Up to 4 site inspections plus 2 virtual inspections and the issue of a completion certificate in relation to those works.

B13: Up to 6 site inspections plus 2 virtual inspections and the issue of a completion certificate in relation to those works.

Site Inspections relate to visits to the property and the various items of work whilst a virtual inspection relates to the review and validation of work within the office e.g. photographs, certificates etc.

Fees relate to each project and are bespoke. They can be obtained by emailing BCinspections@tendringdc.gov.uk with description of works and any plans or drawings which you have. Once we are in receipt of this information we will advise you of the fee.

The fee structure is based on the works being completed within 2 years of commencement.

Should additional site inspections be required they will be charged at £60 exclusive of VAT.                    

The inspection charge related to a full plans application must be paid following the first inspection by our surveyor.  This charge is the applicant's responsibility.                             

If you have any problems when filling in any of the forms, require any further information please either telephone 01255 686111 or email BCInspections@tendringdc.gov.uk or write to us at Building Control, Tendring District Council, Town Hall, Clacton on Sea, Essex CO15 1SE

Effective from April 2022                                                                   

Last updated on: 23/03/2022 - 10:09