Question: Can You Get Building Regulations Without Planning Permission?

What can I build without planning permission?

23 Projects You Can Do Without Planning PermissionInterior renovations.

Single-storey extensions.

Build a conservatory without planning permission.

Erect a multi-storey extensions.

Repair, replace or add windows.

Loft conversion.

Replace roof.

Install rooflights.More items…•.

How long do building regs take?

Answer: When a valid Full Plans application is made, the Council must issue a decision within five weeks, unless agreement to an extension of time has been given, when the period is extended to two calendar months from the date of deposit. The Building Control Service aims to examine plans within two weeks of deposit.

What is the 4 year rule?

This means that if land is acquired, a dwelling constructed, and the taxpayer moves into the residence within 4 years of the land being acquired, then the main residence exemption applies for that whole period. …

How do I get a building regulations certificate?

Building Regulations approvals can be sought either from the building control department of the local authority or from an approved inspector. These are referred to as the building control body. Notice must be given to the building control body when works are completed.

Do you need building regs?

You do not need building regulations approval for some exempt projects, including: most repairs, replacements and maintenance work (except heating systems, oil tanks, fuse boxes and glazing units) new power and lighting points, or changes to existing circuits (except around baths and showers)

What happens if you build without building regs?

The Local Authority has to see that building work complies with the Regulations. If the work does not comply, you may be asked to alter or remove it. If you fail to do this, the Local Authority may serve a notice requiring you do so within 28 days, and you will be liable for the costs.

Do building regs check planning permission?

They will check plans for compliance when a full plans application is made, and carry out site inspections when requested to check work on site at various stages.

Do I need building regs for a small extension?

Most extensions of properties require approval under the Building Regulations. There are a number of classes of new buildings or extensions of existing buildings that do not need Building Regulations approval, i.e. are exempt from the Regulations.

Can I get a copy of my building regulations?

Can I obtain a copy of Building Regulation Full Plans Approval Notice and/or the Completion certificate? Yes. Copies can be obtained by written request via post, e-mail or fax.