When you require a Building Control application
Applications must be made to Building Control to ensure buildings are designed and constructed in accordance with the Building Regulations.
The Building Regulations are a national set of regulations made under the powers of the Building Act 1984.
Help with Building Regulations
Get help with Building Regulations from:
the Local Authority Building Control (LABC) website which has information on what are building regulations and when you require a building regulations application.
The Approved Documents. These give a minimum standard of design and construction for new buildings, alterations and extensions. View these online at LABC or buy them from the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) Bookshops.
The Planning Portal's website which has common homeowner projects and building regulations guidance.
Communities and Local Government has more information about legislation and publications.
LABC has further advice on building projects.
Information for builders
The Health and Safety Executive has produced leaflets for builders, providing guidance on a variety of topics. For details, please visit http://www.hse.gov.uk/construction/areyou/builder.htm
When you need to make a Building Control application
You will need to submit a Building Control application for the following building works - see the LABC's web page: Do I need a building regulations application (quick list)?.
Please note: You could considerably affect the value of your home if you carry out alterations or extensions that don't comply with the Building Regulations. It is a legal requirement to submit a Building Control application.
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