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Building notices

Building notices allow work to be carried out without needing to submit full plans. They are suitable for small work and allow you to begin work quickly.

It can be used for most domestic building works where there are no sewers. 

It cannot be used for shops or offices, or erecting a new building on a private street.  It also cannot be used for works close to or on top of a sewer.

How to apply

You should contact Swansea Building Control on 01792 635636 or email to get a competitive quote.  You can find out how to make a payment on our Fees page.

You should submit the building notice application form along with the correct fee at least two days before your planned start date.  The building notice is valid for three years from this date unless work has been started. 

If you are proposing a new building or an extension please also include a site plan.

You can post the application to Swansea Building Control or bring it to the Contact Centre in the Civic Centre. You can also submit your application electronically if you have the means to do so. Please send  your details to

What happens next

Once we have received your form and the correct payment we may ask you for extra details such as structural design calculations or plans. 

The work will be inspected by one of our officers as it progresses.  They will tell you if the work does not comply with the building regulations.

Planning permission

Remember you may also need planning permission for the work.  If so you will need to apply and be granted permission before you start work.  Application forms and information are available on our Planning pages.

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