Building control fees and charges

Coronavirus (COVID-19) – Building Control inspections

We are continuing to inspect outdoor sites and carry out external property inspections. Temporarily, before inspecting inside a property we will carry out a risk assessment and will contact you if we feel a different method of inspection is more sensible. The government's safety rules must be followed during all inspections.

We will not carry out completion inspections unless critical for conveyancing, in which case proof of the pending sale will be required.

Fees and charges

Our building control standard charges are as follows:

Payments must accompany:

  • applications for approval under the building regulations
  • inspection of works

Charges are shown in the tables above and are dependent on the type of work and/or its total estimated cost. We set these charges on the basis that:

  • building works consist of, or include, standard building techniques and designs
  • the duration of the building work from start to finish is not more than 24 months
  • design and building work is undertaken by a person or company that is competent to carry out the tasks

Supplementary charges may be incurred if more work must be undertaken.

Points to note when reading the fees and charges tables:

  • all fees are subject to VAT, except the regularisation charge
  • the building notice fee is the total of the plan and inspection fee and should be paid on deposit of the application
  • fee reductions on tables A and B assume all controlled electrical installations included in the works will be carried out by a qualified Part P registered electrician, resulting in a satisfactory design, installation and test certificate.
  • if a self-certifying electrician is not employed you will be invoiced for supplementary charges that reflect the third-party charges we incur to inspect and test the electrical installation on your behalf
  • total estimated cost means a reasonable estimate that would be charged by a professional builder, excluding professional fees and VAT
  • charges for large developments may be paid by instalments in some cases
  • where works within a single application relate to more than one fee category then a full fee will be payable for the initial works, and fees should be reduced by 50% for secondary works with the exception of fees to cover third-party costs to inspect and test electrical installations
  • card payments can be made by phoning 01375 652 291
  • cheques are payable to Thurrock Council

Contact us to confirm the appropriate fee where standard fees do not apply.

Building Control

: 01375 652 655

: building.control@thurrock.gov.uk