Building Control Services

What Can We Do For You?

EBCS offer a number of additional services. See below for details.

Please use our Additional Services Equiry form to request an additional service. Thank you.

 

Building Control Consultancy

If you require information or advice on any Building Control matter or would like us to provide a ‘one stop shop’ with Town Planning, Environmental Heath and Surrey Fire and Rescue for a major development, we can provide this service. We will charge £75/hour or part thereof, to meet at our offices and discuss your project. The cost of this will be deducted from any subsequent application submitted to us for the project.

To make the request, please complete the Additional Services Enquiry Form above and attach any relevant drawings to show the scope of the work.

Work outside of the Borough

We have established a system which will allow us to carry out the full range of Building Control services including plan checking and site inspection, outside of the Borough, for new residential and commercial developments. If you have a project that you would like us to consider please complete the online request form and upload the drawings. We will then provide you with a quotation for our services.

If you would like a quotation for a warranty that covers this work please complete the Warranty Request form and we will arrange for our warranty provider to provide the quotation.

Copies of Approval Notices and Completion Certificates

The Additional Services Enquiry Form above can be used to request copies of certificates required for conveyancing purposes. Copies of each document will cost £30.00 and can take up to 10 working days although we will endeavour to provide the information sooner. If you require the documents within two working days this can be done but will cost £60.00 for each document.

Viewing applications and plans

If you need to view a previously submitted application we can provide this service and applications can be viewed in our office. The cost for this service is £70.00 and the online request form can be used to request this service. However, due the restrictions of Copyright no copies of drawings or calculations can be provided.

Please note –

  • Building Control plans are not public documents and as such there is no express right to view them. If the person enquiring has written authorisation from the person holding the copyright (usually the Architect) we can allow the person to see the plans or copy them if the permission to do so is expressed in the note from the person holding the copyright.

Owners can see plans of their own property but cannot copy them without the copyright authorisation above. There is a cost attached to the provision of Microfiche information of £70.00 per hour (or part thereof). This is the standard fee for plan retrieval, and is non-refundable in the event that the details you have requested do not reveal the information you require.

Quotations for Building Control Charges

If you require a quotation for a Building Control application where the fees cannot be calculated through our charges calculator, primarily this will include complex residential schemes, large detached houses exceeding 300m2 floor area and commercial schemes, then the online request form can be used for this purpose. Please upload the relevant drawings and we will provide the quotation within two working days.

In addition if you would like a quotation for a warranty that covers this work please complete the Warranty Request form and we will arrange for our warranty provider to provide the quotation.

Please note – where payment for a service is required we will email you with confirmation of the relevant charge and a link to where payment can be made. Payment must be received before we can proceed with the work.