This is not the case however, and for a straightforward extension, and provided you have 100% faith in your building contractors ability then onsite approval by way of a building notice may well be the better option for you – it certainly reduces time as pre-site building regulation approval for an average house extension will take around 5 weeks to obtain not to mention the plan checking fees.
Even when working to a building notice it is still beneficial to have a set of building regulations plans so that the builder can demonstrate the intended build to the building control officer during his inspection, it also helps the builder to construct a far more accurate price for the building of your house extension.
If your house extension plans have just passed planning and you have not yet employed a builder then it is highly recommended to have a full set of building regulation drawings produced as these will be used as builders work drawings by whichever builder you apoint to carry out the works.
Furthermore, provided the builder provides a quotation based on your plans there is less chance of any misunderstandings which may result in you incurring additional charges for your dream house extension to the price originally agreed with your builder.
The other advantage of obtaining building regulation plans is that provided your apointed builder carries out his works to the specification on the plans then your extension should pass building regulations control with ease.