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Advice on building regulations, accessibility, demolitions and dangerous structures.

Meet the surveyors.

A charge is payable when you send a Building Regulations application to the Council. The amount of the charge payable depends on the work which is to be carried out. To request a quote please contact our Building Control team.
How to apply for Building Regulations Full Plans approval.
If you wish to demolish a building, you must give Ipswich Borough Council written notice before the work starts.
If you are planning to carry out work on your home or a building that you own, there are a number of different areas to consider before you begin.
Find out what you need to do if your Approved Inspector is no longer able to carry out their building control function for controllable work.
There is a choice of two application types, depending on you or your builder's knowledge of construction processes.
Building Notices can save you time and money as you do not have to prepare and submit detailed plans.
Building Regulations require that you or your builder notify the local council at various stages so that the work can be inspected.
If work has already been carried out without Building Regulation consent you will need to apply for a Regularisation Certificate to remedy the situation.

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Building Control,
Ipswich Borough Council,
3W Grafton House,
15-17 Russell Road,
Ipswich,
IP1 2DE

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01473 432951

Monday to Friday 08:30 - 17:00

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01473 433444

After 17:00 and weekends