Apply for a building warrant

Do you need a building warrant?

You will probably need a building warrant if you are considering:

  • building
  • altering
  • extending
  • converting
  • or demolishing a building.

If you carry out work that requires a building warrant without first obtaining a warrant, you are committing an offence. You may be liable to a fine of up to £5,000.

A building warrant is not required for some types of work to certain types of buildings. Building works that do not require a building warrant are detailed in Schedules 1, 2 and 3 in the Technical Handbooks.

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Contact us if you are in any doubt if your proposed work requires a building warrant or not.