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All works that come within the remit of Building Regulations attract a fee. The amount payable to Building Control will be dependent on the nature of work undertaken.
This fee is based on a single new build dwelling up to three storeys with a floor area of up to 250m², including any basement level. The fee for any other dwelling is based on an estimated cost of work.
|Plan fee||Inspection fee||Regularisation fee|
For developments of more than one dwelling please call us on 028 9027 0650.
|Type of work||Plan fee||Inspection fee||Building notice fee||Regularisation fee|
|Detached garage up to 40m² (less than 30m² is exempt)||£98.70||0||-||£118.44|
|Extensions up to 20m||£141||0||£141*||£169.20|
|Extensions 20 - 40m||£70.50||£141||-||£253.80|
|Extensions 40 - 60m||£84.60||£169.20||-||£304.56|
|Roof space conversion||£84.60||£169.20||£253.80*||£304.56|
|Unvented hot water system**||£70.50||0||£70.50||£84.60|
| Replacement combustion appliance
(including central heating conversions)**
|Installation or extension of heating system**||£113.24||0||£113.24||£135.89|
|Installation of microgeneration technology||£113.24||0||£113.24||£135.89|
Fees for other domestic work, like removing an internal wall or chimney breast, are based on the estimated cost of works. There's no fee payable for cavity wall insulation. Works being carried out for a person with a disability may not carry a fee.
* You cannot use a Building Notice application for building work to an existing dwelling that increases the floor area of dwelling by more than 10m² or creates a new storey with a floor area of more than 3m².
** If you are making an application for more than one of these works at the same time, then only one fee will be charged - if the works include the installation or extension of a heating system that is the fee that will be charged, otherwise the fee will be for a replacement combustion appliance.
All non-domestic work and some domestic work is based on the estimated cost of the works excluding VAT. The fee is then calculated on a sliding scale.
|Estimate||Plan fee||Inspection fee||Building notice fee||Regularisation fee|
|Up to £2,000||£60||0||£60||£72|
|£2,001 - £5,000||£150||0||£150||£180|
|£5,001 - £6,000||£40||£120||£160||£192|
|Every £1,000 above £6,001||add £2.50||add £7.50||Plan + ins. fees||(Plan + ins. fees) X 120%|
|£20,001 - £100,000||£77||£231||£308||369.60|
|Every £1,000 above £21,000||add £2||add £6||Plan + ins. fees||(Plan + ins. fees) X 120%|
|£100,001 - £1,000,000||£236.25||£708.75||£945.00||£1134.00|
|Every £1,000 above £101,001||add £1.25||add £3.75||Plan + ins. fees||(Plan + ins. fees) X 120%|
|£1,000,001 - £10 million||£1360.87||£4082.62||£5443.50||£6532.20|
|Every £1,000 above £1,001,001||add 87.5p||add £2.62||Plan + ins. fees||(Plan + ins. fees) X 120%|
|Over £10 million - email email@example.com or call us on 028 9027 0650|
When fees are based on the estimated cost of the works you will need to give us a written estimate, and for works costing over £10,000 we need a full broken-down estimate.
This is to make sure we charge you the correct fee. If you need help with calculating a fee please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call us on 028 9027 0650.
Our plan archive search fee is £30 whether we have records or not. The cost of copies of plans depends on their size.
|Paper size||Black and white||Colour|
For more information and advice, get in touch.
Building Control, Ground Floor, Cecil Ward Building, 4-10 Linenhall Street, Belfast, BT2 8BP