Building Regulations

Building Regulations are a legal requirement

Their function is to make sure that your extensions (or other works) are properly built and, most importantly, safe. Failing to comply can lead to delaying construction works.

To comply with the Building Regulations, you will need to have technical drawings that detail every relevant feature and illustrate how these will be legally compliant.

Detailed regulations cover specific topics including structural integrity, fire protection, accessibility, energy performance, acoustic performance, electrical and gas safety. They also provide standards for drainage, ventilation, and protection against the ingress of water.


Our experienced Architects have an in-depth knowledge of the Building Regulations and can produce technical drawings that will pass inspection, saving you time and money in the long run. We have a directory of reliable third parties, including engineers and surveyors, whom we have worked with before and will happily recommend, guaranteeing your project gets off to a flying start.

Who is involved?


Your Architect will prepare a detailed set of drawings to be submitted to building control.


Structural Engineer & Party Wall Surveyor

Every project typically requires a structural engineer and sometimes a party wall surveyor.

How long does it take?

Detailed drawings:

1 – 2 weeks

Appointing external consultants:

>1  week

Structural Engineer:

>2 – 3 weeks

Party Wall Surveyor:

>2-3 weeks (if required)

Final revisions:

>2-3 days

How much does it cost?

Our Building Regulations package begins at £800.00. However, the final package will depend on the complexity and scale of the build.


  • Structural Engineer fees: £750.00 – £2,500.00
  • Approved Inspector fees: £800.00 – £2,000.00
  • Party Wall Surveyor fees: £500.00 – £1,200.00
  • Small project approximation: £2,000.00 – £4,000.00*
  • Larger project approximation: £3,000.00 – £5,000.00*



*Total fee of external consultants

Why choose Adara?

All Standards Met

The Building Regulations stage ensures that your home meets all the relevant British Standards


Detailed Drawings

A set of detailed drawings and calculations will allow your builder to give you an accurate quote


Full Management

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The Process

Our architects will prepare a set of detailed plans to make sure your proposal meets all the relevant British Standards.

Your planning consultant will complete all the forms and submit your application on your behalf.

Your selected professionals will arrange a site visit and carry out a full and detailed assessment. This report is then sent to Adara.

Once the consultants’ reports have been received, we make any necessary changes to your plans based on their recommendations.

At this stage, all technical plans are complete. We package these up, along with any engineers’ calculations and reports, and submit them for Building Regulations approval, managing the entire review process on your behalf.


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