An amendment to a building warrant refers to a change or modification made to the original building warrant application or approved plans during the construction or renovation process. It allows for adjustments or additions to the project that deviates from the initially approved scope.
Here are a few key points about amendments to building warrants:
Changes during construction: Sometimes, unforeseen circumstances or design alterations may require changes to the original plans during the construction phase. This could include modifications to the layout, materials, structural elements, or other aspects of the project.
Approval process: To make an amendment to a building warrant, you will typically need to submit a formal application to the local building control authority. The application should include the details of the proposed changes, revised plans, calculations, or any other relevant documentation. The authority will then assess the amendment and determine if it complies with the applicable regulations and standards.
Approval: Upon review, the building control authority will either approve the amendment or ask for further information to assess the application fully. The decision will be communicated to the applicant, and if approved, a revised building warrant will be issued to reflect the changes.
Legal compliance: It is important to note that proceeding with changes without obtaining the necessary amendment to the building warrant can result in non-compliance with building regulations. It is advisable to seek approval for any modifications to ensure that the work meets the required standards and is legally compliant.
Amendments to building warrants provide flexibility for adapting to evolving project needs or unforeseen circumstances. By following the proper procedures and obtaining approval for amendments, you can ensure that the changes align with the necessary regulations and maintain the integrity and safety of the construction or renovation project.
How much does an amendment to the warrant cost?
The fee to the local authority is currently £150.00
However, there may be additional architectural fees associated with this and if there are any structural changes then there may also be additional fees to the structural engineer.
Once the work has been completed in line with the approved plans you can apply for a completion certificate.
A completion certificate is important to close off a building warrant because it serves as official documentation and confirmation that the building work has been completed in accordance with the approved plans, building regulations, and any conditions specified by the building control authority.
A final inspection will be carried out by the local authority building standards surveyor and if the work has been completed in accordance with the plans the completion certificate will be issued
Documentation for future reference: The completion certificate serves as an essential document for future reference. It provides a record of the completed construction work, including the dates, details of the building control inspections, and the compliance of the project with the applicable regulations. This documentation can be useful for any future alterations, property sales, or potential legal disputes.