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Building regulations

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Building regulations make sure that new building work is safe and energy efficient. Check with us to see if you need building regulations approval before starting a project.

You need to apply for Building Regulation Approval whenever you intend to carry out building work.
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.
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.
Not all buildings and extensions need Building Regulation consent before being erected.
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.
Building Regulations and Town and Country Planning are completely separate and you may need to make two applications, including paying two separate fees.

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Contact Details

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

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01473 432951