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Building Control in St Albans

The process of checking Domestic Extensions or an Office Fit Out begins with some very basic things such as how you plan the work to proceed and what you have planned to construct. Plans are often necessary to assist the Building Inspector and District Surveyors check to ensure that everything complies.

What the inspector will be interested in?

An inspector is more interested in understanding that your design stays within the predefined guidelines, usually these are contained in the Approved Documents. To get a clear idea of what you have in mind, Approved Inspectors will ask questions related to Building Control and Building Regulations to which they expect you to answer as clearly and honestly as possible. Building Control Fees can be more or less depending on where in St Albans you are intending to carry out your work and the amount of information you are able to provide.

What is in it for you?

The money you spend in paying for electricity bills is going to weigh more heavily on your pocket than getting inspectors. The Building Regulations assist client to reduce energy costs as well as construction costs and therefore the Building Control fees can often be lost by appointing a good professional.

In addition SAP Calculations (domestic), and SBEM Calculations (commercial) can also reduce costs through energy savings and efficient design and choice of materials.

Having everything approved is also going to save you a lot of money in terms of penalties and fines. Additionally, there will be other good things about having the design approved. You will be spared the worry of staying in an unsafe home. Depending on the complexity of the design, getting the plans approved by an approved inspector should take a few days, subject to workload. The process is also design to be customer friendly.