Simple Guide To Building A House In A Garden:
If, by this stage, you have Outline or Full Planning Permission and will be selling your land, then you will not need to proceed any further with a Building Regulations Application. If you have decided to have your project built, then the following section takes you through how your architect will achieve Buildings Regulations Approval for you.
The new house in your garden will not be lawful unless it has Building Regulations Approval. Building Regulations are minimum standards that all buildings are built to. They ensure that the buildings are safe to live in and use and help to conserve fuel and power.
Your architect will produce and submit a set of drawings and documentation to Building Control. Getting approval can take up to 8 weeks and your architect will oversee and manage this process. A Building Control Officer will check that your design complies with the Building Regulations Standards and will liaise with your architect as necessary. During the building of your house, your site will be inspected by a Building Control Officer to check that your house is being built to the correct standards.
There is a fee payable to the Local Authority on submission of your designs to Building Control. Current Cornwall Council Building Control charges for a single dwelling start at £1220 including VAT.
At 3HW, our fees for a Building Regulations Application for a single dwelling start at £3,000 plus VAT depending on the size and complexity of the design. The drawings and documentation we produce for your Building Regulations Application have a high level of information and detail so that they will also give the builder enough information to provide accurate quotes and to build to. Please contact us for more information.