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If you want to construct or significantly alter a commercial property, there’s one thing that you won’t be able to ignore: building control. This is a set of rules designed to ensure that all buildings in the UK meet certain minimum standards, and you can be sure that your local authority will enforce them!
When it comes to commercial building control, you will want to be sure that your case is handled by an experienced and qualified surveyor. You can find your ideal hire in no time at all through Plentific. Once you post a job with Plentific.com some of the best surveyors in your local area will be in touch to offer bespoke quotes for your project. Their qualifications and customer reviews will be displayed on their profiles, and you can take all of the time you want to compare your candidates. Best of all, each and every job booked via Plentific is covered by the Plentific Guarantee.
What do you need to know about commercial building control?
‘Building control approval’ is required for any projects that involve either new construction or significant alterations to an existing property. This could include large scale renovations, extensions, or even extensive repairs.
Your commercial building control service will involve making sure that your project fully complies with the standards set by building control. As part of the assessment, your surveyor will check that your project meets standards for building regulations, fire safety, energy conservation and access. It is best to book this kind of service early on in a project, preferably during the design stage; this is simply because if you have to make alterations once construction has already begun, the cost will be much higher.
Following this stage, your surveyor will let you know about any necessary alterations for your project. Once everything is in line with regulations, they can also help you to make a full plans application to your local authority.
The cost of a commercial building control service can vary significantly because everything depends on the job itself. First of all, how large is your job? Is it small in scale, or are you planning a large commercial venture or mixed use development?
The structural aspects of your project will be another deciding factor for price. Certain complex additions, such as mezzanine floors, can quickly raise a quote. Properties with structural deficiencies will also cost more to inspect and fix up.
One final thing to keep in mind is the extent and nature of any changes that you want to make to a building. For example, will you be installing a new heating system or insulating the walls? To put it simply, the more there is for your surveyor to check and process, the higher your quote will be.