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Building Control: Make an application

Kettering Borough Council’s Building Control service accepts a number of applications, which are described below.

Full Plans application: requires detailed drawings of the proposed work to be submitted with the application form. The plans are then checked to ensure the proposal meets the Regulations. If there are queries on the plans, a letter requesting modifications or additional information may be sent to you. Once the plans show compliance, they are approved. If only minor changes are needed, the plans may be approved conditionally.

Building Notice: this application gives us notice that you intend to carry out building work to which the Building Regulations apply. Plans are not required initially, although it may be necessary to provide drawings and/or structural calculations later. Building Notices are not acceptable for work to commercial buildings or buildings to which the public have access, as the Fire Authority consultation is necessary.

Regularisation application: if work has been undertaken to a building that required Building Regulations approval, but this was not sought, a regularisation application is a way of seeking to rectify this retrospectively. An application can only be made for unauthorised work that was carried out after the 11 November, 1985. Regularisation fees

Demolition: if you intend to demolish a building or structure that’s larger than 49.55 cubic meters, you will need to give notice under Section 80 of the Building Act 1984.

Exempt Building: if you propose to construct a building or structure which you believe to be exempt from the Building Regulations, you can apply to us for written confirmation of this exemption.

To make the process of submitting an application as quick and easy as possible, you can choose the type of application you need using the buttons below and then download the application form. We are happy to receive applications either electronically or by hard copy.


Get in touch with Kettering Borough Council

Email: customerservices@kettering.gov.uk. Telephone: 01536 410333.

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