BUILDING REGULATION FULL PLANS APPROVAL TO BIRMINGHAM CITY COUNCIL

Acivico (Building Consultancy) Ltd, is a wholly-owned company of Birmingham City Council and is its Agent in administrating building regulations and associated matters.

Full Plans Form (Domestic)

  • FULL NAME OF PERSON FOR WHOM THE WORK IS TO BE CARRIED OUT.

  • PLEASE NOTE: If an Organisation is noted above (other than a PLC or LTD) then the registered owner should be declared.
  • Address of the person for whom the work is to be carried out
  • A preferred email address is essential in helping us contact you.
  • PERSON TO WHOM CORRESPONDENCE SHOULD BE FORWARDED.

  • A preferred email address is essential in helping us contact you.
  • DESCRIPTION OF WORK THAT IS BEING CARRIED OUT

  • PAYMENT FOR INSPECTIONS

    It may be preferable to pay the Inspection Fee up front with the application which would be refunded in total if the work did not start. Otherwise, the applicant will be invoiced for the Inspection Fee on commencement of work unless we receive alternative instructions below.
  • NAME AND ADDRESS OF THE PERSON TO WHOM THE INSPECTION CHARGE INVOICE (WHERE APPLICABLE) SHOULD BE FORWARDED, IF DIFFERENT FROM APPLICANT

  • PLANNING PERMISSION

    Planning permission may also be required for the work. If you require further information please visit the online https://www.planningportal.co.uk/ or contact Birmingham City Council’s Planning Team.
  • FEES

    (All charges include VAT at 20%). Please tick (✓) where applicable
  • PLEASE NOTE: A detached garage less than 30m2 may be exempt from Building Regulations. See more comprehensive information on our website or contact us.
  • NB: Where an extension exceeds 100m2 charges must be calculated from below using a reasonable market rate (see Note 3). The resultant charge should not be less than the 60m2–100m2 category.
  • NB: Where a loft conversion is undertaken at the same time as an extension [items B to E] item G will be applicable for the plan charge. The standard loft inspection charge (item F) will apply as standard.
  • There is no site fee for this.
  • NB: Where a garage conversion is undertaken at the same time as an extension, [items B to E], item [G] will apply for the plan charge. The standard garage conversion inspection charge will still apply.
  • SUBMITTING AN APPLICATION FOR BUILDING REGULATIONS FULL PLANS APPROVAL

    • Acivico are no longer accepting postal applications routinely, therefore please do not send postal application forms to this address without contacting us first as we will need to make special provisions. We may be able to help you to register your application in another way.
    • Send this form with attachments such as applicable plans, calculations, etc to BuildingConsultancy@AcivicoGroup.co.uk. We endeavour to register your application within 2 working days of receipt.

    • You will receive an acknowledgement by return.
    • This will provide you with your Application Number (please quote this on any future correspondence) along contact details.
    • Building work will be inspected on site and once satisfied we will issue a Completion certificate.

    MAKING PAYMENT

    The only payment form we can currently take is bank transfer.

    • Bank Name: Barclays Bank PLC, Leicester, Leicestershire, LE87 2BB.
    • Account Name: Acivico (Building Consultancy) Limited.
    • Sort Code: 20-07-90
    • Account Number: 13226212
    • When making payment please include the address of the building work so we can reconcile the payment.
  • DECLARATION

    I hereby deposit a Building Notice in accordance with the BUILDING ACT 1984 - BUILDING REGULATIONS as amended
  • Thank you for submitting your Full Plans application for building regulations approval.

  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

WHAT HAPPENS NEXT

  • You will receive an acknowledgment and inspection framework by return. This will provide you with your Application Number (please quote this on any future correspondence) along with contact details.
  • Your plans will be assessed by one of our surveyors who will provide advice and guidance if necessary, to help ensure the work meets the required standards. Once satisfied, an Approval Notice is issued, often with conditions that can be dealt with on-site or cleared as work progresses.
  • Building work will be inspected on-site and once satisfied we will issue a Completion certificate.

INSPECTIONS

You don’t have to wait for the plans to be approved before you start work, but we may ask for changes you weren’t expecting. To book an inspection, we have several options available to you:

  • Use our online inspection request form here
  • Email us your inspection request to buildingconsultancy@acivicogroup.co.uk
  • Call 0121 2743464
  • Try the LABC inspection app
  • We can usually accommodate most requests received by 2 pm for the following day (depending on availability) and we will confirm the inspection booking. Unfortunately, we can’t provide a time slot, but we will try to meet your needs and most inspections are carried out between 9:30 am and 3:30 pm.
  • We may be able to offer ‘virtual’ inspections in some cases and we may ask if you want to accommodate that by using video on-site and walking the project through with a surveyor. We can provide time slots for these inspections.

NOTES TO THE CHARGING SCHEME

  • If your work falls into one of the above categories [A-I] this must be used. Reference to [J] above should only be made where the work is outside the scope of [A-I] above.
  • Where more than one storey is involved the combined internal floor area should be used to calculate the fee.
  • Where different elements of work are shown upon the plans it may be that more than one charge is payable.
  • The council may assist in paying the building regulation application fees in some circumstances. For example, a WC or shower designed to meet the needs of a person with a disability, where that is shown to be for the benefit of a person, and where it will help them to continue to live in their dwelling. Please contact us at buildingconsultancy@acivicogroup.co.uk if you would like further information about fee exemption.
  • The Plan Fee is a single payment payable at the time of deposit and is not refundable.
  • The Inspection fee is a single payment for the inspection service. If work does not start this fee will be refunded.
  • In rare circumstances where builders require a great deal of support from the service, we may require additional payments to cover our additional time on the project.

The information provided on this form to Acivico (Building Consultancy) Limited will be processed strictly in connection with your application in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998 and will not be used for any other purpose.

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