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Code DEVM policy

'Work carried out not in accordance with layout that shown on approved plans'

There are occasions when, during the course of building work that is being carried out, the owner may have a change of heart over some aspect of the design and arrange for the work to be done differently.

In these instances, the owner or the person carrying out the work should always consult the Building Control Surveyor who will be able to advise on whether there are any implications for compliance with the building regulations.

The owner or the person carrying out the work should also be aware that a change to the design may also necessitate a revised application for planning permission being made. Contact the Planning department for advice.


Modifying works plans

Where the modification to the work is such that a formal assessment for compliance with the Building Regulations is required, it will be necessary for a revised application for Building Regulations consent to be submitted.

Following this, revised plans and a covering letter outlining the details of the revised scheme should be submitted by the owner or by his or her agent together with any additional payment that may be applicable to the revised work. Contact our Building Control Technicians for more information.


Failure to comply

If no response is received, a breach of the procedural requirements of the building regulations will have occurred in that neither the owner nor the person carrying out the work will have submitted such plans as are necessary to show that the work being carried out complies with the regulations.

In this case we will consider bringing prosecution proceedings against either or both, the owner of the building work, or the person who has carried it out. The facts will also be recorded on our Property Register and revealed to future purchasers should the property ever be marketed for sale.

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