Building Control Standard Charges A - Dwellings

Standard Charges A – Dwellings

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

Plans charge

The plans charge category relates to: New Houses, Bungalows, Flats less than 4 storeys and with a total floor area of less than 300m² any proposal exceeding these criteria will be subject to a bespoke fee for the site

Where New Houses, Bungalows, Flats are more than 4 storeys and with a total floor area of less than 300m² any proposal exceeding these criteria will be subject to a bespoke fee for the site will fall within category A09

For the above projects the fees include the option for a pre-submission meeting, plans assessment through to decision

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

The site inspection fee allows for up to 6 site inspections plus 2 virtual inspections per plot and the issue of a completion certificate in relation to those works. [The inspection fees quoted have been adjusted to reflect the multi-plots/units on a site].

Site Inspections relate to visits to each property/unit 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 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 - 10:01