Our Approach

Crofton Design’s Approach to Building Regulations

Following a successful planning stage of your project and the discharge of any relevant planning conditions, Crofton Design can work towards gaining building regulations approval for the scheme.

We will prepare detailed construction drawings based on the approved planning drawings.  These drawings are detailed to a level of information suitable for Building Control approval.  Our drawings do not include information on fixtures and fittings or interior design finishes but are detailed enough to allow building contractors to price for a finished shell. The choice of fixtures and fittings can have a impact on the final budget of a project and as such, you should discuss this directly with your builder.

Once we have completed our construction drawings, we will issue these to our independent chartered structural engineer to produce the required structural specification. At the same time, we submit an application into Building Control.  We use an approved independent building control company to provide a professional plans check and site inspection service.

Building work should not commence on site until our drawings have been approved by Building Control.


As with the planning stage of a project, on larger schemes, we will regularly need to work closely with third party consultants to deal with issues such as energy efficiency, drainage design and site contamination.

Our well established network of third party consultants can all be relied on to offer a professional service to match Crofton Designs high standards and we will liaise and manage these services on behalf of our clients to ensure a streamline service is maintained.

Our services do not include any project management or contract administration. If you require these services, we can recommend local companies/surveyors who would be able to assist.

At this stage of the project, there are two additional requirements clients need to be aware of. These are the party wall act and the CDM 2015 regulations. More information can be found in our FAQ section.