Any person undertaking demolition work must give written notice to the Building Control team.
The Building Control Service controls demolition work, under Section 80 of the Building Act 1984. We will issue a Counter Notice detailing any measures to be undertaken and will visit the site to ensure that precautions are in place to safeguard the public.
An application for demolition should be made to us, six weeks prior to the intended demolition.
A person undertaking demolition work must provide Building Control with notice of certain stages of the work; these are as follows:
- At least 48 hours notice must be given before disconnecting, sealing or removing drains and sewers on the site.
- At least 24 hours notice must be given before making good disturbed ground
- Notice of demolition is not required where the volume of the building to be demolished is less than 50m³.
Planning Permission may also be required for demolition work.
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