Building Notice Application Guidance Notes



The applicant is the person on whose behalf the work is being carried out, e.g. the building's owner.

One copy only of this notice should be completed and submitted.

Where the proposed work includes the erection of a new building or extension this notice shall be accompanied with a plan to enable the Council to record the application on our computerised system. 

An Ordnance Survey based plan to a scale of not less than 1:1250 showing;

  • The size and the position of the building and any proposed extension in relation to the adjacent boundaries.
  • The position and use of any other building within those boundaries.
  • The width and position of any street on or within the property boundaries.
  • The provision to be made for the drainage of the building or extension.

The Building Notice procedure is not suitable for use where new work or underpinning is proposed to be built over or within 3 metres of a sewer shown on records kept by the sewerage undertaker.



Cavity Wall Insulation

Where the proposed work involves the insertion of insulating material into the cavity walls of a building this building notice shall be accompanied by a statement as to the name and type of insulating material to be used, whether or not the insulating material is approved by the British Board of Agreement or conforms to a British Standard specification,  whether or not the installer is a person who is the subject of a British Standards Institution Certificate of Registration or has been approved, by the British Board of Agreement for the insertion of that material.



Hot Water Storage

Where the proposed work involves the provision of an unvented hot water storage system this building notice shall be accompanied by a statement as to the name, make, model and type of hot water storage system to be installed, the name of the body, if any, which has approved or certified that the system is capable of performing in a way which satisfies the requirement of Part G of Schedule I to the Building Regulations 2000, the name of the body, if any, which has issued any current registered operative identity card to the installer or proposed installer of the system.



Additional Information

Persons carrying out building work must give written notice of the commencement of the work at least two days beforehand.

These notes are for general guidance only; particulars regarding the submission of Building Notices are contained in Regulation 13 of the Building Regulations 2010 and in respect of charges, in the Building (Local Authority Charges) Regulations 1998.

Persons proposing to carry out building work or make a material change of use of a building are reminded that permissions may be required under the Town and Country Planning Acts.


Further information and advice concerning the Building Regulations and planning matters may be obtained from your local authority.

The Building Notice shall cease to have effect from three years after it is given to the local authority unless the work has been commenced before the expiry of that period.


Click here to download the Building Notice Application Form.


Online Payments

You may pay for your application on line by following this link to the Council's on-line payment service