Competent persons register
The competent person scheme allows individuals and companies to self-certify that their work complies with the Building Regulations as an alternative to submitting a building regulation application.
An installer registered with a competent person scheme will notify us of the works on your behalf and will issue you with a certificate on completion. The certificate can be used as proof of compliance and will show up on solicitor’s local authority searches if you sell your home.
If you don't use a registered installer you'll have to submit a building notice or full plans application and pay a fee to building control for inspection of the work you've carried out.
More information about competent person schemes can be found at GOV.UK.
Last updated 25 January 2024