Building control regulations
Building control is to make sure that all building work complies with the building regulations and other allied legislation. This is done by checking the plans of the proposed work and by inspecting the work on site.
Building control and practical home improvement advice for homeowners can be found at LABC Front Door.
Guidance on planning your home improvement project and building regulations can also be found on the LABC Front Door website.
Usually you must notify us when building work is to be carried out. Not all new buildings must comply with the building regulations. Certain small buildings such as garages, garden sheds, certain extensions such as conservatories and covered ways are exempt.
The Approved Documents for the fourteen technical Parts of the Building Regulations requirements are available via the planning portal.
Please see the Make a Building Regulations Application page if you wish to make a submission. Once you have submitted an application, a Building Control Officer will inspect the building work. Once the officer assesses whether the work complies with the Regulations, they will issue a Completion Certificate.
To request a Building Regulation History please use our online form.
An initial research fee (non-refundable) will be payable. Please note there may be further charges for any plan/documents/certificates. Charges for Planning and Building Regulation Document History requests can be found on the Planning tab of our fees and charges spreadsheet.
For further information about electrical works please see:
- find a registered electrician - a register of electricians belonging to the various CPS schemes
general guidance - for general advice, guidance and information in easy to understand formats