What is a Building Warrant? Do I need one?

A Building Warrant is generally required when:

  • Building a new home
  • Extending your home
  • The building or removing offense walls
  • Altering roofs, external walls or other structural elements
  • Converting a loft or garage into a room
  • Demolishing a building

Documents you will need:

  • Plans and drawings in relation to the proposed work
  • The appropriate application fee
  • Certificates from an Approved Certifier of Design (if you are using one)
  • Confirmation that you intend to use an Approved Certifier of Construction

It is an offence to start work without a Building Warrant, where a Building Warrant is required. 
Starting work could result in statutory enforcement action being taken and result in a fine of up to £5,000.

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