building work is done without the necessary Building Warrant being approved or contrary
to the Building Warrant conditions Building Standards will endeavour to resolve
the problem through discussion and consultation with those concerned. In most cases
this usually brings about a satisfactory solution to the matter and enforcement
action is not taken.
In the event of the consultation process failing or where the safety of the occupants
of a building, or the public generally, is at risk then enforcement action is considered.
Ultimately such action could lead to the Council having work altered or removed
to put it right and recovering costs.
is the responsibility of the owner of a building to ensure that work is carried
out in accordance with the approved plans, Building Regulations and procedures.
Where work fails to meet Building Standards requirements there is a risk of legal
penalties so it is important to have discussions with Building Standards and consider
employing suitable and competent professionals to carry out design work, supervision