Building control charges

Work to an existing dwelling - full plans

How to use this table

  • The Plan charge only (in bold text) is payable upon deposit of your application. Where a separate inspection charge applies (for which you will be invoiced when the work starts) this appears in brackets below the relevant plan charge.
  • Determine the charges payable by reference to the standard charge column. Should the work consist of more than one category of work, once the first (highest) charge has been found, all remaining charges may be taken from the discounted charge column.
  • Where more than 1 extension is involved, the total floor areas may be added together.
  • Charges are inclusive of the means of access and any other work necessary as a direct consequence of the extension/conversion.
  • All charges are inclusive of VAT.

 

Extensions

Category of Work

Standard charges

Discounted charges

Single storey extension floor area not exceeding 6m²
£189
(+£357)
£168
(+294)
Single storey extension(s) total floor area exceeding 6m² but not exceeding 20m²
£210
(+£420)
n/a
Single storey extension(s) total floor area exceeding 20m² but not exceeding 40m²
£210
(+£462)
n/a
Single storey extension(s) total floor area exceeding 40m² but not exceeding 80m²
£252
(+504.00)
n/a
Extension(s)no part of which exceeds 2 storeys with a total floor area not exceeding 40m²
£252
(+£504)
n/a
Extension(s)no part of which exceeds 2 storeys with a total floor area exceeding 40m² but not exceeding 60m²
£273
(+567)
n/a
Extension(s)no part of which exceeds 2 storeys with a total floor area exceeding 60m² but not exceeding 80m²
£294
(+£630)
n/a
Loft conversion not including a dormer
£168
(+£336)
£126
(+£252)
Loft conversion including dormer or "piggy back"
£210
(+£378)
£126
(+£294)
Conversion of a garage to a habitable room
£126
(+£294)
£126
(+£168)

 

Domestic Alterations

Category of Work

Standard charges

Discounted charges

Formation of a new bathroom or WC
£252
£126
Removal of chimney breast(s)
£252
£126
Removal  or formation of an opening in a
load-bearing wall
£252
£126
Re-covering a roof
£252
£126
Renovation of a thermal element
£168
£126
Replacement windows
£168
£126
Electrical Installations
£294
n/a

 

Other Domestic Work

Cost of Work* (ex vat)

Standard charges

Discounted charges

£0-2,000
£252
£126
£2-5000
£336
£168
£5-10,000
£126
(+£252)
£63
(+126)
£10-20,000
£147
(+£315)
£63
(+168)
£20-30,000
£189
(+£399)
£84
(+£210)
£30-40,000
£231
(+£483)
£105
(+£252)
£40-50,000
£252
(+£546)
£126
(+£273)

* a reasonable estimate of what would be charged by a professional builder to carry out the work. The estimate should exclude VAT and any professional fees paid.

Individually assessed charges

We assess larger, more complex projects, outside the range of these tables individually.

You may also ask for an individually assessed charge if the work you are doing falls within our standard charging criteria, but you feel that the total fee is unfairly high.