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Building Control FAQs

What happens upon completion of building work?

On notification of completion by either yourself or your builder, the final inspection can be carried out. If the work is found to be acceptable we'll issue a formal certificate of completion which certifies that the building works have been inspected and, as far as we can ascertain, the requirements of the building regulations have been met.

It should be noted that as the inspections we carry out are spot checks the certificate isn't confirmation that every aspect of the building work has been passed. If it's found that some areas of the work don't meet building regulation standards you'll be notified of these points. In order for a completion certificate to be issued the itemised points will need to be put right and re-inspected by a surveyor.

How do I make a fire safety enquiry?

When an application is made for building regulations approval to the local authority building control officer, a statutory consultation takes place between Building Control and Shropshire Fire Service. The purpose of this consultation is to allow us both to detail any further fire safety requirements they deem necessary under existing fire safety legislation.

Where can I find a sewerage undertaker in Shropshire?

Severn Trent Water Ltd Build Over Sewer Office, Tettenhall, WOLVERHAMPTON WV6 8RU e-mail (build over agreements / new sewer connections) net.dev.west@severntrent.co.uk tel – 01902 793550

United Utilities Group PLC Haweswater House, Lingley Mere Business Park, Great Sankey, WARRINGTON WV6 8RU e-mail – (build overs, new connections, diversions) planning.liaison@uuplc.co.uk Tel – 0845 7462200

Welsh Water – Network Development Consultations Write - Welsh Water, PO Box 10, Treharris, CF46 6XZ

How do I get building regulations consent/approval?

To get building regulations consent/approval, you'll need to complete an application form. If you'd like some advice before filling out the form, you can contact us on 01743 258710 or complete the form below.

Do I need building regulations approval?

The Planning Portal virtual house offers an easy-to-use visual guide to when you need to apply and when you don't.

What are the building regulations?

The building regulations are made under powers provided in the Building Act 1984, and apply in England and Wales. The current edition of the regulations is ‘The Building Regulations 2010’ and the majority of building projects are required to comply with them. They exist to ensure the health and safety of people in and around all types of buildings (ie domestic, commercial and industrial). They also provide for energy conservation, and for access and facilities to buildings to ensure they can be used by everyone. All information on whether building regulations are required or not can be found on the Planning Portal website. You will also find information on:

  • How to get permission
  • What it will cost
  • What I can do if I have already carried out work without permission
  • How long I will wait for permission
  • Whether I can appeal if I am refused building regulations approval

What is the difference between planning permission and building regulations?

Planning rules determine whether you're allowed to go ahead with a building project, and building regulations set standards for the design and construction of buildings to ensure the safety and health of people in or about those buildings. All information on whether building regulations are required or not can be found on the Planning Portal website. You'll also find information on:

  • How to get permission
  • What it will cost
  • What I can do if I've already carried out work without permission
  • How long I will wait for permission
  • Whether I can appeal if I'm refused building regulations approval