Building Regulations approval fees

Introduction

These charges have been set by the Authority on the basis that the building work does not consist of, or include, innovative or high risk construction techniques (details available from the Authority) and/or the duration of the building work from commencement to completion does not exceed 12 months.

The charges have also been set on the basis that the design and building work is undertaken by a person or company that is competent to carry out the relevant design and building work. If they are not, the work may incur supplementary charges.

In exceptional circumstances where the inspection charge payable is considerably large it may be possible to make stage payments.

Your application must be accompanied by the appropriate regularisation charge, this charge does not require VAT to be paid.

Valid from 6 May 2019 - Fees shown in (brackets) are inclusive of VAT.

Pay for Building Regulations approval application

Please note: as of 21 June 2021, we have made two changes to our Building Control fee charging schedule. First, the cost of the regularisation fee has increased by 50% to reflect our costs to provide this service. It still remains a competitive fee. Secondly, in order to provide a more efficient payment service for our customers, we have combined the full plans inspection and plan checking fee.

If you know how much you need to pay for your application you can go straight to the payments screen by clicking on the 'pay online' button.

You will need to provide us with either your reference number or the first line of the site address to enable us to link your payment to the correct application.

If you need help with determining the correct fee please refer to tables below. If you need further assistance please contact us.

Small buildings or extensions to domestic properties - Table A

Small buildings or extensions to domestic properties - Table A
Category Description Full plans (Plan check and inspections) Building notice Regularisation
1 Extension or annex with a floor area which does not exceed 10 sq m £450 (£540) £495 (£594) £900
2 Extension or annex with a floor area exceeding 10 sq m but does not exceed 40 sq m £555 (£666) £590 (£708) £1,080
3 Extension or annex with a floor area that exceeds 40 sq m but does not exceed 100 sq m £665 (£798) £685 (£822) £1,230
4 Extension or annex comprising solely of a garage, carport, conservatory or covered way with a floor area which does not exceed 60 sq m £430 (£516) £450 (£540) £862.50

Conversions at domestic properties - Table B

Conversions at domestic properties - Table B
Category Description Full plans (Plan check and inspections) Building notice Regularisation
5 Loft conversion £460 £552) £500 (£600) £937.50
6 Loft conversion with a dormer £560 (£672) £580 (£696) £1,095
7 Conversion of a garage (under 60 sqm) to a habitable room £275 (£330) £300 (£360) £592.50

Other works and alterations to domestic properties - Table C

Other works and alterations to domestic properties - Table C
Category Description Full plans (Plan check and inspections) Building notice Regularisation
8 Renovation of a thermal element £170 (£204) £200 (£240) £300
9 Replacement of windows, roof lights, roof windows or external glazed doors £125 (£150) £155 (£186) £285
10 Installation of renewable energy systems £140 (£168) £165 (£198) £292.50
11 Estimated cost less than £5,000 £220 (£264) £230 (£276) £532.50
12 Estimated cost that exceeds £5,000 but does not exceed £10,000 £380 (£456) £400 (£480) £750
13 Estimated cost that exceeds £10,000 but does not exceed £20,000 £470 (£564) £500 (£600) £960
14 Estimated cost that exceeds £20,000 Contact us for a quote    
15 Electrical work up to a value of £10,000 £235 (£282) £255 (£306) £480

New Dwellings - Table D

The charge below is based on a single dwelling with a maximum of 3 storeys (including basements) and a maximum floor area of 300 sq m.

Any other development forming new dwellings will need to be individually assessed, as fees will depend on numbers of house types, flat conversions etc.

New Dwellings - Table D
Category Description Full plans (Plan check and inspections) Building notice Regularisation
1 1 Dwelling £750 (£900) £750 (£900) £1,492.50
2 2 Dwellings £1370 (£1644) £1450 (£1740) £2,775
3 3 Dwellings £1990 (£2388) £2060 (£2472) £4,042.50
4 4 or more Dwellings Contact us for a quote    

Non-domestic extensions and new build (for all use classes) - Table E

Non-domestic extensions and new build (for all use classes) - Table E
Category Description Full plans (Plan check and inspections) Building notice Regularisation
23 Floor area not exceeding 40 sq m £595 (£714) n/a £1,185
24 Floor area exceeding 40 sq m but not exceeding 100 sq m £785 (£942) n/a £1,350

Non domestic - Table F

Non domestic - Table F
Category Description Full plans (Plan check and inspections) Building notice Regularisation
25 Replacement windows, roof lights, roof windows or glazed doors (max 20) £150 (£180) n/a £322.50
26 Replacement windows, roof lights, roof windows and glazed doors (20 to 50) £265 (£318) n/a £525
27 Renovation of a thermal element with an estimated value of work up to £50,000 £195 (£234) n/a £412.50
28 Installation of renewable energy systems with an estimated cost up to £50,000 £195 (£234) n/a £412.50
29 Alterations with an estimated cost less than £5,000 £260 (£312) n/a £555
30 Alterations with an estimated cost that exceeds £5,000 but does not exceed £10,000 £395 (£474) n/a £750
31 Alterations with an estimated cost that exceeds £10,000 but does not exceed £20,000 £490 (£588) n/a £1,005
32 Alterations with an estimated cost that exceeds £20,000 Contact us for a quote    

Estimated costs

The estimated cost should be a reasonable amount as would be charged by a person in business to carry out the work. The estimate should not include any professional fees paid to an architect, surveyor etc, the cost of land or VAT. Reduced estimates for whatever reason cannot be accepted.

Work involving more than one category

Where the work shown on the plans involves more than one category the principle category attracts the main fee with subsequent extensions or building works being charged at 50% of that category fee.

Building Regulations

Part P - Registered electricians

To reflect the Local Authorities costs, if relevant electrical work is carried out using a qualified Part P registered electrician the standard charges are significantly reduced.

A supplementary inspection or Building Notice charge will not apply when any notifiable electrical work is carried out using a Part P registered electrician or if the only electrical work carried out is non-notifiable (your electrician should be aware of the definition of non-notifiable work).

A Part P registered electrician is a qualified electrician who also has the necessary Building Regulations knowledge to enable his accreditation body to certify his work. If anyone other than a Part P registered electrician undertakes the electrical work the reduced charge is not applicable.

Getting help with fees and charges

The charges for Building Regulations work are required to cover the cost of the service with the exception of work that is carried out for the benefit of a disabled person which is therefore exempt for the charges.
If the charge for your Building Regulation work is not listed as a standard charge it will need to be individually determined.

If your work is defined as requiring an individual assessment of the charge, please contact Building Control by emailing buildingcontrol@peterborough.gov.uk or calling 01733 453422. It would be helpful if you could provide a detailed description of the proposed works.

This page contains the fees relating to applications for building regulations approval, related service fees can be found using the links below.