Fees and Charges

The Building (Local Authority Charges) Regulations 2010

Building Control Fees and Charges (fees updated each year on April 01)

Fees are based on the type of application you are submitting and the type of works you are carrying out

Full Plans

You may use this application for any type of work. It has the benefit that the plans you submit to the Council will be assessed for compliance with the Building Regulations and approval of these will be a safeguard to both you and your builder that the work you intend to carry out meets the relevant requirements. Please note you MUST use this application type in the following cases:
1. if the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 applies to the building (essentially all buildings other than private dwellings);
2. if the building will be within 3 meters of a drain or sewer held on the maps of Anglian Water or Severn Trent Water;
3. if the building will be erected fronting onto a private street.

Building Notice

You may use this application type only for works connected with a single dwelling and is best suited for minor works such as replacement windows, etc. No safeguard of compliance exists with this application type as no plans are actually approved by the Council. This has the disadvantage that building work in progress sometimes has to be altered at extra cost to correct errors.

Regularisation Application

This is applicable where the work was carried out after 11th November 1985 without Building Regulations consent and there is a need to retrospectively authorise the work.

Please note:
• Important Supplementary Fee Information must be read.
• If your works are not listed in our fee schedule please email us at building.control@blaby.gov.uk for a quote.

Fees for most common types of work are below, for the full schedule of fees refer to the Domestic Fees and the Commercial Fees documents


Plan Charge (Inc. VAT)

Inspection Charge (Inc. VAT)

Building Notice Charge (Inc. VAT)

Regularisation Charge (VAT exempt)

Garage, outbuilding  or conservatory converted into habitable use with a maximum floor area of 36m²





Extension of a dwelling the total floor area of which does not exceed 10m²





Extension of a dwelling the total floor area of which exceeds 10m², but does not exceed 50m²






Loft conversion with a floor area not exceeding 50m² that does not include the construction of dormers





Renovation of a thermal element      e.g re-roof






Installation of an ancillary appliance, other than by a person registered with an appropriate competent person’s scheme          e.g log burner      





Estimated cost of work £0 - £2,000






Estimated cost of work £2,001 - £5,000






Estimated cost of work £5,001 - £10,000







Apply by visiting the Building Regulations Approval page.

Last updated 1 April 2024