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Building Regulations:- Stage 4
Once planning permission has been obtained, the next step is to produce detailed drawings and obtain building regulations approval from the council. 

The Building Regulations is a set of pre-defined standards ensuring safe building practices and good workmanship and are mandatory. The standards cover structure, fire safety, sound and thermal insulation, ventilation, drainage, flues, Access for the disabled, staircases, glazing and electrical installations.

There are two stages in obtaining Building Regulation Approval:

The first stage will be the Building Control Department approving the plans submitted to them for technical approval, making sure that they comply with the regulations. This is known as Full Plans approval and this is what we will obtain on your behalf.

The second part is inspections of the work to ensure the high standards on the drawings are maintained into the construction phase. This is done at various stages of the construction and a Compliance Certificate is issued upon completion.  Your builder is obligated to do this at the relevant stages.

 Our detailed design service may include detailed plan drawings, cross sections, intricate details and extensive notes specifying materials and methods of construction, structural calculations where required, building regulation applications, forms, letters and all council revisions and resubmissions as necessary.  Unlike an Architect, we can provide structural calculations to justify our designs.  This service is free with our stage 4 design works, although we regularly provide this service to local Architects for a fee.

The completed drawings approved by building control are also suitable for obtaining builders quotations and for the actual building works.  A schedule of works is an additional service available, at the next stage ,it provides a fully detailed specification including finishes to ensure your builders are tendering on a level field and you can be confident of the level of specification the completed project will have. 

For other construction consultants we also provide a separate engineering service.  Our engineering service does not need to be part of a package for our own architectural projects. Our fees are very competitive and include computerised calculations and full CAD detailing.

 

 
 
bullet Full plans approval
bullet Detailed design service
bullet Free structural calcs*

 

    *Included with architectural services

Links to each component of the five stage model

 Feasibility Study

 Design Stage

 Planning Application

 Building Regulations

 Schedule of Works

 

 
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