The Building Control system exists to make sure that buildings are properly designed and constructed so as to ensure the health, safety, welfare and convenience of people using them.
The Building Control division of Welwyn Hatfield Borough Council administers the Building Regulations. The division deals with Building Regulations applications, ensures that the requirements of the Regulations and the Building Act are fulfilled and advises on building works.
Staff are always happy to discuss your proposals or any problems you may have. We recognise that some aspects of the Building Regulations are complex and even determining whether or not permission is required can be complicated.
It is always better to seek advice at the earliest opportunity to avoid possible problems at a later stage. Please contact us if you require any advice or further information. Please note the Building Control Officers are out on site visits from 10.30am to 4pm.
If you make a Building Control application, details of your application including applicant, agent, description of works and site address may be placed on this website.
Apply Online via Submit-a-Plan - Online payments now accepted!
We now accept electronic submission and payment of Building Control applications, plans and drawings. Please click on the link below:
- Dangerous Structures and Public Safety
- Demolitions - Control and Advice
- Demolitions - Enforcements
- Technical Documents and Guidance Notes
- Home Electrical Work
- Building Control useful links
- Building Control Frequently Asked Questions
- Building Control Process
- Building Control Application Forms
- Online inspection request
Building Control fees
Fixed fee tables have been produced for many categories of work. For work outside of these categories an independently determined charge will apply based on the amount of office time and inspections required, calculated using information supplied by the applicant.
Final inspections requested over 5 years after the last inspection is carried out will attract a charge of £195.84 payable in advance.
Please see our Building Control Application Forms page for Building Control forms and fee tables.
The following document contains more information on the 2010 changes to Building Control fees and charges Building Control Fees Scheme 2010 [283KB].