Hartlepool Borough Council

Building Control

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Hartlepool Borough Council Building Control - Provides a mix of consultancy and enforcement services ensuring that buildings within the borough meet nationally agreed Building Regulation standards. More detailed information on the Building Regulations, service delivery, submitting applications and arranging inspections can be obtained by reading Hartlepool Building Control Information. We offer you a professional, high quality, publicly accountable service which aims to be friendly and flexible. Our Building Control Surveyors provide expert advice on Building Regulations and all applications are dealt with as quickly and on satisfactory completion of your building work a Completion Certificate will be issued.

Do I need Building Regulation permission? - If you want to construct, extend or alter a building then it is likely that a Building Regulation application will be required. The interactive house on the Planning Portal gives more advice on the type of work home owners will need to make a Building Regulation application for. If you are carrying out work to a non-domestic or commercial premises or if you are unsure if you need an application then please contact us direct 01429 523289. Further information on Planning and Building Control is available from the Planning Portal.

How do I submit a Building Regulation application? - You have two methods of obtaining building regulation approval:

Full Plans domestic (including charge sheet) / Full Plans non domestic (including charge sheet) - The plans deposited are checked to ensure compliance with the building regulations and the work carried out on site is in accordance with those plans subject to any agreed and approved amendments. This system can be beneficial to finance lenders as both approval certificate for the plans and completion certificate for the site work are available proving the local authority's acceptance of the proposals.

Building Notice (including charge sheet) - This application method is intended for small extensions and internal alterations to dwellings only. Detailed plans will not be required to be submitted for approval, however specific plans or calculations may be required to clarify certain parts of the construction. The work on site will be required to comply with the building regulations and a completion certificate will be available proving satisfactory compliance with the regulations.

You may wish to submit your application electronically through submit-a-plan.

I am starting work now what happens? - Following submission and approval / acceptance of your application, you will be notified of the relevant stages that you MUST book a site inspection for. Site inspections should be notified by you accordingly and will be carried out by our surveyors. . Same-day inspections are offered when your request is received prior to 9am that day.

To arrange for SITE INSPECTIONS of building work telephone 01429 523299.  

If you still have any questions please check out our Frequently Asked Questions booklet

For site inspections of building work

Tel: (01429) 523299

Contact us

Telephone: 01429 266522

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