Building Regulations & Compliance

Support for Building Regs for all forms of development from Fytche-Taylor Planning
Support for Building Regs for all forms of development from Fytche-Taylor Planning

Fytche-Taylor Planning have considerable experience in preparing  Building Control Applications for all forms of development, as well as creating full building plans, providing tender packs to allow you to obtain accurate quotes and make cost estimates, plus a range of site surveys and drainage calculations .

Full building plans, tender packs, building regulations application and help during your build from Fytche-Taylor Planning

Fytche-Taylor Planning & Design can provide you with a free no obligation visit and consultation to see how we can save you time and money for all your building needs.  Contact us today for Building Regs support

Building Regulations exist principally to ensure the health, safety, welfare and convenience of people in and around buildings, and the water and energy efficiency of buildings.

The majority of building projects do require Building Regulations approval and meeting the requirements of the Building Regulations is the responsibility of the person carrying out the building work and, if they are not the same person, the owner of the building.  

 

The building regulations apply to most building work, therefore it is important to know when approval is needed.  We can offer the following Building Design Services:

  • Building & site surveys
  • Cost effective design solutions
  • Planning applications and approvals
  • Building regulations, drawings applications and approvals
  • 3d visualisations
  • Construction cost estimates and advice
  • Builder recommendations
  • Tender enquiries
  • Energy performance certificates
  • Code for sustainable homes assessments
  • Flood risk assessments

You can find out more about Building Regs by reading the latest Government advice here (opens in a new tab)

We currently have a recognised Partnering Agreement with the Local Authority for all of our Building Regulations applications. This means that the ‘plan check’ part of the Building Regulations application can be assessed by West Lindsey Building Control. This doesn’t affect the site inspections and these can be carried out by the respective local authority.

There are two main routes of complying with Building Regulations – The Building Notice & Full Plans Approval. There are advantages to both routes, however we normally recommend the full plans approval route so that all details and specifications are agreed and confirmed prior to starting on site. This way, you can confirm prices of the build against the specification; ensure that all quotations are priced on the same documentation and specification, thus resulting in any “surprises” being kept to a minimum.

Who do we use for providing Building Control?

This varies - we will use whoever offers the most efficient service on a job by job basis.  Building Control services were fully privatised in 1997, after first being partially privatised back in 1985. This means that for over 25 years there has been no requirement to use the council for residential building control work, although that option does still exist.

Nowadays, a significant proportion of building control services are provided by government approved, regulated private sector companies.  Some council's use these private firms too, typically because of a shortage of council officers.  We will determine who to use based on area, timescales, and who is able to provide the best quality, prompt service at the time.  Sometimes this may be the local authority, otherwise it may be a government approved, regulated provider. Either way, you will be advised who we will use if you appoint us to handle building control on your behalf.

Rest assured, whoever delivers the service still registers notices with the council as required, including on completion. With more than 50 years in construction, planning and architecture between us, you are in safe hands.

"We have used Fytche-Taylor planning for a number of queries and issues we have come across in planning. I always find him to be thorough and quick in his responses, he goes above and beyond in helping try to resolve planning problems and I trust the advice given completely"

Lucy Truelove, 5*Google Review

Building Regulation Drawings, Full Plans, Tender Packs and Advice - contact us for a quote today
Building Regulation Drawings, Full Plans, Tender Packs and Advice - contact us for a quote today

LABC MEMBER

In addition to our Planning and Building Regs services, Fytche-Taylor Planning Ltd are registered property developers and full Members of the LABC Warranty Scheme. This means that all of our construction work is fully compliant with the Consumer Code for Home Builders and the LABC New Homes Scheme.