Persons wishing to undertake building work need to obtain provisional building rules consent and development approval. Building work includes the construction, demolition or removal of a building and excavations for the construction and demolition or removal of a building. Some minor forms of building work are exempted under Schedule 3 of the Development Regulations 1993. Proposed building work is assessed against the requirements of the Building Rules by the relevant authority or a private certifier. The Building Rules generally cover structural issues, fire protection, health, safety, amenity energy efficiency and access issues.
A licence defines the need to obtain recognition / certification and registration to undertake a certain business activity.
Once off. Applicant generally has 12 months to make a substantial start (or approval is deemed to have lapsed) work must be completed within 3 years.
Processing fees vary depending on use of building and floor area.
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