Building Regulation Application Introduction
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The following information is required by Regional Building Control Limited to initiate a Building Regulation Application:
1. Initial Notice
- Please ensure you electronically sign the Initial Notice and Project Information Sheet.
- The Initial Notice will be sent to the Local Authority to inform them that RBC will be acting as the Approved Inspector for your project. The Local Authority has a statutory period of 5 working days within which to accept or reject the Initial Notice. During this time, works should not commence on site.
- Please do not list any drawings, specifications, etc. that you enclose with the application. RBC will complete the remainder of this form.
Please forward to us, with the Initial Notice, copies of the following drawings:
- Location plan to a scale of not less than 1:1250, showing the boundaries and location of the site. This is required when the work is a new building or an extension.
- Drainage plan(s) where appropriate, showing the general proposals for discharging foul and surface water drainage, including the location of public sewer, cesspits, septic tanks or waste water system.
- “As existing” plan(s) showing the premises as existing.
- Means of escape plan(s) showing the general proposals for means of escape in case of fire. Copies of these will be sent to the Fire Authority as part of the consultation process.
In the case of works relating to only a part of a floor, please show the full means of escape route from that part of the floor up to and including any lobbies and staircases.
Note: If sending hard copy drawings, please send two copies of each drawing.
3. Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005
RBC will consult the Fire Authority on all applications relating to buildings or parts of buildings, which is or will be classified as a building to which The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 applies
You should, however, note that irrespective of our consultation with the Fire Authority under the Building Regulations, if The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 applies to the premises then during the proposed works and following completion, the premises’ Fire Risk Assessment will require review. The responsibility for complying with The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 rests with the “Responsible Person”. In a work place this is the employer and any other person who may have control over any part of the premises, eg manager or owner. In other premises, the person or people in control of the premises will be responsible.
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