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Understanding…

Building Regulations

Create a safe and healthy home environment for your loved ones with these technical drawings.

Building regs

Understanding…

Building Regulations

Create a safe and healthy home environment for your loved ones with these technical drawings.

What are building regulations?

They’re a set of statutory requirements that all buildings must meet in order to create a safe and healthy environment to inhabit.

They cover everything from the structure, thermal performance, sound proofing, drainage, all the way to fire safety - to name just a few!

To ensure your project is in line with UK building regulations, you must commission a set of technical drawings of your proposed build, demonstrating all legal requirements have been met.

This drawing package will be prepared by a Resi technician, but will also need input from other specialist professionals, such as a structural engineer, party wall surveyor, and CCTV drainage surveyor.

At Resi, we can help you find trusted professionals and then consolidate their work into a building regulations package. We will also help you through the application process with the local authority or approved building control inspector.

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Stages of building regulation

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Introduction

This first conversation between you and your assigned Resi technician will be an opportunity to ask us any questions you have on the whole process, and shouldn't take longer than 15 minutes.

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Choosing your professional consultants

If you haven’t already got the rest of your professionals in place, we’ll introduce you to our trusted third parties. This includes: structural engineers, party wall surveyors, and CCTV drainage surveyors.

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Initial Third Party Work

Your selected professionals will carry out their specialised assessment of both your home and our proposed design. They will most likely require a home visit, in order to inform their work, which will then get passed on to Resi.

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Resi Drawings

When all the information has been supplied to Resi by your third party consultants, your technician will get to work consolidating everything into a set of highly detailed architectural drawings.

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Revisions and feedback

We present our work to both yourself, the structural engineer, and the approved building control inspector, making any revisions from the feedback we receive.

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Finalising

Once edits have been made, we package up our drawings, ready for submission. This gives you a comprehensive drawing and specification package, which will ensure your project is built to the correct and approved standards laid out in UK building regulations.

Next Steps

Time to get ready for construction

Once you’ve received building regulations approval, your next step will be to put your project out for tender. This is when you’ll select the contractor who’ll construct your project.

It is useful to note at this stage that your home improvement may require further decision making when you get to site. If for example you have any external finishes requiring specialist input, or have any complex junction details, your contractor can make adjustments to your design.

This also gives you the freedom to make minor changes on site with the agreement and approval of your contractor.

At Resi, we offer a complimentary Connect service, whereby you’re introduced to vetted contractors in your area. This ensures you're in safe hands for the rest of your home journey.

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The Details

A complex process made simple by Resi

Who s involved

Who's involved?

Due to the complexity of the required designs, you’ll need several professionals to help obtain approval.
  • You’ll be assigned a Resi technician to help draw up your package, these architects are experts in all the technical details required for your application.
  • We’ll introduce you to all the other professionals you’ll need for a successful application, or work with any companies you’ve sourced independently.
  • A typical package requires the input of an: structural engineer, CCTV surveyor, and possibly a party wall surveyor.
  • To secure approval, we’ll either package your project up for your local authority, or work with an approved inspector.
What does it cost

What does it cost?

With so many professionals involved, you should prepare your budget for a variety of quotes.
  • Our building regulation package starts from £775, and is determined by the size and complexity of your project.
  • A structural engineer typically costs £950-2500
  • An approved inspector £900-2000
  • CCTV drainage survey £250-350
  • Party wall surveyor £600-700 (plus any additional costs per hour)
  • Overall, if you require all of these consultants expect to pay £2000-£4000 for a smaller project, or £3000-5000 for a larger project.
What are the timings

What are the timings?

Make sure you’ve given yourself plenty of time before your expected build date - this isn’t a last minute job!
  • Your introductory call will last 15-20 mins
  • Appointing your other professionals 1-2 weeks
  • Third party home assessment and input 1-2 weeks
  • Putting together your architectural drawings 7-10 days
  • Revising and finalising your package 3-5 days
What are the benefits

What are the benefits?

Other than being a legal requirement, this package has some serious home benefits
  • Ensures your home is safe once built, and provides a healthy environment for its inhabitants.
  • Helps contractors offer accurate construction quotes.
  • Resi’s package will help you avoid having to project manage 3 to 4 different professionals.

Talk to an expert

Not sure which planning route is right for you? Book in a free consultation with our experts.

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