Building Control

You must apply for building control for any internal or external building work. The application should accompany your structural calculations and building regulations' compliance documentation.
We serve London and surrounding areas.

You should wait until this application has been checked to begin the work. Some companies advise a minimum of 5 days, but Summit typically advises that you wait a month between applying for building control and beginning work.

If your project includes any structural changes, your building control submission will have to include structural calculations. 

While you can appoint either a private company or the council to handle building control, we typically advise using a private company. They usually charge no more than the council would, but are faster and easier to work with. If you start building before you have building control in place, you will only be able to use the council, as a private company generally won’t take the project on once work has commenced.

Summit Architecture can obtain a free, no-obligation quote from a private building control company who we regularly work with. It will be your responsibility to let Summit know when you intend to start building.

Building control will usually consist of at least 2 site inspections – one at the beginning of work and one when work is complete. You will receive a certificate at this point, and you should keep it in case you ever decide to sell the property.

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Max Bowen
Max Bowen
Worked with the team at Summit for a single story back extension. They worked quickly and kept us up to date throughout the process. These guys are great and we would highly recommend them!
Rehan R
Rehan R
While exploring the idea of a sunroom, my friends offered a few names of companies in London that are reputed for such jobs. After talking to a few, I came across Summit and contacted them. I don't remember whom I spoke to, but the person understood what I was looking for and explained everything to me in very simple terms. I liked their professionalism and in the manner they responded to my queries. I hope to get Summit's services and would recommend the same to others.
Sophie Richards
Sophie Richards
The Service I received working with Summit Architecture was unmatched, they were fast and efficient and knew exactly what they were doing which left me at ease throughout it all. Highly recommend and to work with them again soon!
Kieran Matthews
Kieran Matthews
Great working with Eleni & the team. Really pleased with the drawing designs and the advice offered regarding the local authority planning permission. Looking forward to the rest of the process and hopefully starting the build soon!
Shirley Bridges
Shirley Bridges
I have had an amazing experience with Summit Architecture. They have been attentive from beginning to end and I am so pleased with my new extension. Great team, I’d definitely use them again.
Sarah Thomas
Sarah Thomas
After looking for someone to do our kitchen extension plans, we found Summit by using Google and found they had good reviews, similar to what we were after. After our initial call with Oliver, we had a site visit, then decided to go with them as they were just right for our budget. At all stages throughout the process, we didn't have any issues. We just needed them to get us to planning, but in the end decided to go for the Building Regulations + Structural package too. Looking to build in April, can't wait!
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