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					                     Spelthorne Borough
                     Council
                                                   BUILDING ACT 1984, THE BUILDING REGULATIONS 2000
                     Building Control Services                           THE BUILDING
                     Council Offices                           (LOCAL AUTHORITY CHARGES)
                     Knowle Green                                      REGULATIONS 1998
                     Staines                               Effective from 1 April 2010 (Scheme No.10)
                     TW18 1XB
                     Tel: 01784-446359
                     24 hour answering service
                                                        GUIDANCE NOTE ON CHARGES
                     Fax: 01784-446495                     (also available on www.spelthorne.gov.uk)
                                                                                                                    B OR O U GH C OU N C IL
                    Email:building.control@spelthorne.gov.uk



1. Before you carry out building             3. Table 1 - Charges for Small                  6. Exemption/Reductions                   of
work which the Building Regulations          Domestic Buildings, e.g. certain                Charges
apply you or your agent must                 new dwelling houses and flats.
deposit Full Plans or a Building             Applicable where the total internal             6.1 Where plans have been either
Notice together with the appropriate         floor area of each dwelling,                    approved or rejected no further
charge. The charge payable is                excluding any carport or garage,                charge     is     payable       on
dependent upon the type of work              does not exceed 300m² and the                   resubmission for substantially the
carried out and can be calculated            building has no more than 3                     same work.
by reference to the following notes          storeys, each basement level being
and tables.                                  counted as one storey. In any other             6.2 Certain works to provide
                                             case, Table 3 applies.                          access and/or facilities for
Cheques       should      be    made                                                         disabled people to existing
payable to ‘Spelthorne Borough 4. Table 2 - Charges for Certain                              dwellings and buildings to which
Council’                                Small       Buildings,      Domestic                 the public have access are
                                        Extensions       and     Alterations                 exempt from charges. In these
2. CHARGES ARE PAYABLE AS Where work comprises more than                                     regulations "disabled person"
FOLLOWS:                                one domestic extension, the total                    means a person who is within
                                        internal floor areas of all storeys of               certain of the descriptions of
2.1 Plan Charge: Should you all the extensions shown on the                                  persons to whom section 29(1) of
submit Full Plans you will generally application may be added together                       the National Assistance Act 1948
pay a plan charge at the time of to determine the relevant charge. If                        applies.
submission to cover their passing or the extension(s) exceed 60m² or 3
rejection.                              storeys in height then Schedule 3 6.3 Where an application or
                                        applies. Table 2 does not include building notice is in respect of two
2.2 Inspection Charge: With Full loft conversions.                             or more buildings or building
Plans submissions, for most types                                              work, all of which is substantially
of work an inspection charge 5. Table 3 - Charges for all other the same as each other, or such
covering all necessary site visits will building work, including loft application or building notice have
be payable after we have made our conversions. See note at the previously been dealt with by this
first inspection. If applicable, you head of the table relating to the authority, with certain criteria, a
will be sent an invoice for this minimum charge. Table 3 is reduction of 25% on the plan
charge.                                 applicable to all other building work charge or on the plan charge
                                        not covered by tables 1 or 2. Total proportion of the building notice
2.3 Building Notice Charge: estimated                  cost     means      an charge is allowable.
Should you submit a Building acceptable reasonable estimate
Notice the appropriate building that would be charged by a person 7.General: These notes are for
notice charge is payable at the time in business to carry out the work guidance only. Full details may be
of submission and covers all shown or described in the found in the Council's Building
necessary checks and site visits in application excluding VAT and any Control Charges Scheme which is
relation to the work described in this professional charges paid to an available on request. If you have
notice                                  architect, engineer or surveyor etc, any        difficulties   calculating
                                        and also excluding land acquisition charges please call in and see us
2.4 Regularisation Charge: As costs                                            or contact us on (01784)-446359
owner of unauthorised building
work, should you apply for a Completion Documents – other than where the building work is
regularisation certificate the charge undertaken to a workplace or where a completion certificate was
is 120% of the Building Notice requested at the time of submitting a Full Plans application, there is a
charge. No VAT is payable on a further charge for such documentation. Contact the Building Control
regularisation charge.                   Service for details.

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                                  TABLE 1

                CHARGES FOR SMALL DOMESTIC BUILDINGS
                    (New Dwellings, Up to 300m² each)

                     FULL PLANS SUBMISSION                  BUILDING NOTICES
NUMBER OF     (A) Plan charge £ (B) Inspection charge £   (C)Building Notice Charge
DWELLINGS                                                             £

    1         194.84 + VAT            570.29 + VAT
    2         267.25 + VAT            759.00 + VAT            THE SUM OF THE
    3         351.25 + VAT            942.71 + VAT         RELEVANT PLAN FEE
    4         437.35 + VAT           1076.66 + VAT        AND INSPECTION FEE (A)
    5         475.15 + VAT           1183.84 + VAT          plus (B) then add VAT
    6         619.58 + VAT           1321.17 + VAT
    7         645.79 + VAT           1405.72 + VAT
    8         672.00 + VAT           1547.70 + VAT
    9         698.10 + VAT           1768.75 + VAT
   10         704.13 + VAT           2009.24 + VAT
   11         710.25 + VAT           2200.52 + VAT
   12         716.73 + VAT           2391.81 + VAT
   13         724.29 + VAT           2584.54 + VAT
                                                          Note 1.
   14         730.34 + VAT           2742.04 + VAT
                                                          Additional Charge for each
   15         736.37 + VAT           2932.23 + VAT            dwelling above the
   16         742.94 + VAT           3123.52 + VAT         minimum number in the
   17         749.88 + VAT           3313.34 + VAT            band in column (1)
   18         756.55 + VAT           3503.52 + VAT
   19         762.57 + VAT           3650.99 + VAT
   20         768.60 + VAT           3838.80 + VAT
  21-30       780.37 + VAT           3959.46 + VAT        (A) £11.78 + VAT
               See note 1              See note 1         (B) £120.66 + VAT
31 and over   892.34 + VAT           5134.08 + VAT        (A) £ 5.95 + VAT
               See note 1              See note 1         (B) £88.70 + VAT




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                                                          TABLE 2

CHARGES FOR CERTAIN SMALL BUILDINGS AND EXTENSIONS (EXCLUDING LOFT CONVERSIONS -
                                           See note 4)

                                                                       Inspection            Building           Regularisation
             TYPE OF WORK                         Plan Charge            Charge               Notice               Charge
             (See Also Note 2)                         £                   £                Charge or                 £
                                                                                            Reversion
                                                                                             Charge
                                                                                                £
                    (1)                                                                                            NO VAT
1.   Erection or extension of a detached
     or attached building which consists
     of a garage or car port or both              144.26 + VAT            NIL              144.26 + VAT            173.11
     having a floor area not exceeding
     40m² in total and intended to be
     used in common with an existing
     building, and which is not an exempt
     building

2.   Erection or extension of a detached
     or attached building which consists
     of a garage or carport or both having        144.26 + VAT         178.04 + VAT        322.30 + VAT            386.76
     a floor area exceeding 40m² but
     does not exceed 60m² in total and
     intended to be used in common with
     an existing building, and which is not
     an exempt building.

3.   Any extension of a dwelling, the total
     floor area of which does not exceed          144.26 + VAT         178.04 + VAT        322.30 + VAT            386.76
     10m² including means of access and
     work in connection with that
     extension.

4.   Any extension of a dwelling, the total
     floor area of which exceeds 10m²             144.26 + VAT         333.26 + VAT        477.52 + VAT            573.02
     but does not exceed 40m², including
     means of access and work in
     connection with that extension

5.   Any extension of a dwelling, the total
     floor area of which exceeds 40m²             144.26 + VAT         493.95 + VAT        638.21 + VAT            765.85
     but does not exceed 60m², including
     means of access and work in
     connection with that extension.


Note 2. - Floor area refers to the area taken between the internal surfaces or external walls, on all floors.

Note 3. - Where the total or the aggregation of the floor area of one or more extensions referred to above exceeds 60m²
          the charge should be calculated by reference to Table 3.

Note 4. - The charges for the provision of one or more rooms in an existing roof space will be related to the estimated cost
          of the building work, subject to the total charge being not less than the total charge for Category 4 of Table 2.

Note 5. - The charge for an extension of a dwelling where the floor area exceeds 60m² will be not less than the charge for
          category 5 of the Table 2.
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                                                        TABLE 3

CALCULATION OF CHARGES FOR ALL OTHER BUILDING WORK (INCLUDING LOFT CONVERSIONS,
ELECTRICAL INSTALLATIONS AND REPLACEMENT WINDOWS)


                                            FULL PLANS SUBMISSION                             BUILDING NOTICES
TOTAL ESTIMATED                       Plan Charge (£)    Inspection Charge (£)             Building Notice Charge (£)
COST OF WORK* (£)

       0 – 2,000                      130.38 + VAT                                                130.38 + VAT
    2,001 – 5,000                     215.47 + VAT                Not Applicable                  215.47 + VAT
    5,001 – 6,000                      56.88 + VAT                170.10 + VAT                    226.98 + VAT
    6,001 – 7,000                      59.89 + VAT                179.22 + VAT                    239.11 + VAT
    7,001 – 8,000                      62.44 + VAT                187.72 + VAT                    250.16 + VAT
    8,001 – 9,000                      65.46 + VAT                196.84 + VAT                    262.30 + VAT
    9,001 – 10,000                     68.47 + VAT                205.34 + VAT                    273.81 + VAT
   10,001 – 11,000                     71.40 + VAT                214.47 + VAT                    285.87 + VAT
   11,001 – 12,000                     74.50 + VAT                222.96 + VAT                    297.46 + VAT
   12,001 – 13,000                     77.61 + VAT                232.00 + VAT                    309.61 + VAT
   13,001 – 14,000                     80.07 + VAT                240.67 + VAT                    320.74 + VAT
   14,001 – 15,000                     82.99 + VAT                249.62 + VAT                    332.61 + VAT
   15,001 – 16,000                     86.10 + VAT                258.21 + VAT                    344.31 + VAT
   16,001 – 17,000                     89.10 + VAT                266.78 + VAT                    355.88 + VAT
   17,001 – 18,000                     92.12 + VAT                275.82 + VAT                    367.94 + VAT
   18,001 – 19,000                     95.13 + VAT                284.32 + VAT                    379.45 + VAT
   19,001 – 20,000                     97.60 + VAT                293.44 + VAT                    391.04 + VAT
                                 To £97.60 add £2.42 for      To £293.44 add £7.35 for       To £391.04 add £9.77 for
  20,001 – 100,000                 each £1,000 (or part         each £1,000 (or part            each £1,000 (or part
                               thereof) over £20,000 up to   thereof) over £20,000 up to      thereof) over £20,000 up
                                      £100,000 then           £100,000 then ADD VAT            to £100,000 then ADD
                                         ADD VAT                                                        VAT
    Over 100,000 –              To £290.81 add £1.05 for       To £881.44 add £3.18 for      To £1172.25 add £4.23 for
       200,000                     each £1,000 (or part          each £1,000 (or part           each £1,000 (or part
                                thereof) over £100,000 up     thereof) over £100,000 up      thereof) over £100,000 up
                                  to £200,000 then ADD       to £200,000 then ADD VAT          to £200,000 then ADD
                                           VAT                                                          VAT




For fees over £200,000 please telephone 01784 446365 or Main Office 01784 446359 and ask for the Senior
Building Control Surveyor.

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