Conditions of Use

Acknowledgement and Use of Web site

Before using this website, and any services provided by BRCS, you must read and accept the terms outlined in this document.

Description of Service supplied by BRCS
The BRCS web site provides users with information for those involved in the building industry. The services include a contact facility, building regulation submission forms and resources page. Where BRCS is commissioned to undertake a professional service the standard Terms and Conditions of Appointment will apply (copy available upon request).

User Agreement
Before submitting a building regulation application to BRCS or using any section of the website the user MUST first agree to comply with the Conditions of Use. Only when the user agrees to comply with the constraints outlined in the Conditions of Use document can he/she access that particular section of the site. The Conditions of Use document is not in any way limited to aforementioned sections of the web site. The constraints outlined in the Conditions of Use apply to each and every section of the web site.

Modifications to the Web site
BRCS reserve the right to modify or discontinue any section of the web site without the consultation of any third party.

Limitation of Liability
BRCS shall not be liable for any direct, indirect, incidental, special or consequential damages, resulting from the use or the inability to use the service or for cost of procurement of substitute goods and services or resulting from any goods or services purchased or obtained or messages received or viewed or transactions entered into through the service or resulting from unauthorised access to or alteration of member’s transmissions or data, including but not limited to, damages for loss of profits, use, data or other intangible, even if BRCS has been advised of the possibility of such damages. Some jurisdictions do not allow the limitation or exclusion of liability for incidental or consequential damages so some of the above limitations may not apply to the user. BRCS shall not be responsible for any messages posted by any person regardless of its content.

Disclaimer of warranties
The contents of the BRCS web site including, without limitation, the materials, are provided ‘as is’, and BRCS makes no representations of any kind with respect to this site or its contents. BRCS disclaims all representations and warranties, including, without limitation, warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, title and non-infringement.

Disclaimer of Accuracy
BRCS does not represent or warrant that the information accessible via this site is accurate, complete, or current. This site could contain typographical errors or technical inaccuracies. BRCS reserves the right to add to, change or delete its content or any part thereof without notice. Additionally, this site may contain information provided by third parties, which includes, without limitation, the online tools and information on the building industry. BRCS makes no representation or warranty regarding the accuracy, truth, quality, suitability or reliability of such information. BRCS is not responsible for any errors, omissions, or inaccuracies contained in any information provided by such third parties.

Complaints Procedure
In the first instance the Complainant should contact the Company Secretary and outline the details/description of the complaint and whether it relates to the interpretation of a technical issue, service delivery or personnel matter. This can be done in writing; to BRCS (Building Control) Limited, Synergy Centre, 5 Hoffmanns Way, Chelmsford CM1 1GU; by telephone; 01245 350937; or by email to; info@brcs.co.uk.

BRCS will respond within 5 working days. The person responsible for corrective action will endeavour to remedy the complaint and provide corrective action to prevent recurrence. The procedure will be in accordance with Section 2.34 of the BRCS Quality Manual where the Project/Commission Director or Commission Manager will oversee the procedure.

Procedural information for building regulation submissions

Fees:
Subject to certain exceptions the fees are payable by the person by whom or on whose behalf the building work is to be carried out. Fees are usually payable in two stages, standard terms 30 days. The first fee is payable after acknowledgement of the submission. The second fee is payable after the first inspection but may, subject to agreement, be paid in stages during the progress of work to completion.

The appropriate fee is tailored to individual projects or groups of projects and is dependent upon the type, complexity and duration of the work proposed and subject to negotiation and agreement.

General:
A copy of the standard INITIAL NOTICE form is available from our resources pages, which together we are required to submit to the local authority. Please forward the following documents, which are required to be included with the submission of the Initial Notice.

– In the case of the erection or extension of a building, a plan to a scale of not less than 1:1250 showing the boundaries and location of the site and a statement;

– as to the approximate location of any proposed connection to be made to a sewer; or

– if no connection is to be made to a sewer, as to the proposals for the discharge of any proposed drain, including the location of any cesspools; or

– if no provision is to be made for drainage, of the reasons why none is necessary.

– Where it is proposed to erect a building or extension over or within three metres of a drain, sewer or disposal main shown on the relative map of sewers, a statement as to the location of the building or extension and the precautions to be taken. BRCS would then be obliged to consult the sewage undertaking.

YOU ARE REMINDED THAT IF YOU ARE PROPOSING TO CARRY OUT BUILDING WORK OR MAKE A MATERIAL CHANGE OF USE OF A BUILDING THAT PERMISSION MAY BE REQUIRED UNDER THE TOWN AND COUNTRY PLANNING ACTS. OTHER LEGISLATION MAY ALSO APPLY, INCLUDING THE NEED TO DIRECTLY NOTIFY THE FIRE AUTHORITY UNDER THE FIRE PRECAUTIONS ACT

Copyright
The BRCS web site is copyright © of BRCS (Building Control) Limited.
It is prohibited to copy and/or distribute images from and on the BRCS web site.