The Building Control Service controls demolition work. After a Notice of Demolition is submitted, 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.
Before you make a demolition application
If you are undertaking demolition work you 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.