Your adaptation may also require approval from building control. They ensure that all works are carried out in accordance with all current building regulations which cover structural stability, fire safety, site preparation and damp proofing, use of toxic substances, soundproofing, ventilation, hygiene, drainage and waste disposal, heating, stairs and ramps, fuel and power conservation, access, glazing and electrical works.
It normally takes around 8 weeks to obtain building control approval from the date of submitting a building control application.
Once the works have commenced, building control will inspect the works at various stages to ensure compliance with building regulations.
Building control would normally charge a fee for this service but if the works are to improve the lifestyle of a disabled person then the works are exempt from this charge.
Your technical officer will submit or arrange the submission of the building control application.
Visit building control for further information.