Building regulation approval must be sought before you commence building work on site. Your plans for the development will be checked to make sure they comply with the regulations and the work will also be inspected during the build at key construction stages.
If the project meets the regulation requirements, a completion certificate will be issued. This document is important as your solicitor may need it if you decide to sell your property.
Please note that Building Control does not cover the quality of finishes unless it results in a contravention of any regulation.
There are some instances where building regulation permission would be required and a planning application would not and vice versa.
It is important to note that building regulations approval is entirely separate from planning permission. Receiving one does not automatically ensure you will receive the other.
For further information please see: Making a Building Control Application
Fees are detailed at: Building Control Fees
LETTERS OF COMFORT
Letters of Comfort will be issued for works which have been carried out without prior approval, where the works were started and completed prior to 1993. Requests for Letters of Comfort must be made in writing to the District Surveyor, Onchan District Commissioners, Hawthorn Villa, Main Road, Onchan, Isle of Man, IM3 1RD, or via email to email@example.com
Regularisation Certificates will be issued for works which have been carried out without prior approval, where the works were started and completed after 1992. A Regularisation application will need to be applied for, and the relevant fee paid, using the appropriate form available by contacting the office direct, Tel: (01624) 624967 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
On completion of the Regularisation Application Form , we will arrange a visit to inspect the works for compliance with Building Regulations.