Demolishing part or all of a building should be undertaken by a competent person or contractor. It is the owner's responsibility to make sure it is carried out in a safe manner and all relevant notifications are given.
You must give us at least 6 weeks' notice of any intended demolition work that involves all or part of any building, unless it is:
- as a result of a demolition order issued by the council
- an internal part of an occupied building that will continue to be occupied
- a building less than 50 cubic metres externally measured
- a greenhouse, conservatory, shed or prefabricated garage, even if it is part of a larger building
- an agricultural building that is not contiguous to another building
Read our demolition application guidance for more information.
Fees and expenses
You don't have to pay a fee to give notice of a demolition.
We may recover any expenses we incur regarding the issue of a notice and any necessary inspection.
If the demolition is not part of an application made to us, an invoice for the sum of £80 will be issued to the person responsible for the demolition.
How to apply
There are 2 different ways to give notice of a demolition. We recommend using the online form.
You can complete our online application form, below.
Thurrock Council – building control applications
Alternatively, the forms below can be downloaded, completed and sent with supporting documents by email.
Building control demolition application