Building regulations set out minimum standards for design, construction and alterations to most building types.
Our primary function is to make sure that buildings are properly designed and constructed to ensure the health, safety, welfare and convenience of people in or around buildings.
We have expert knowledge about building regulations and are dedicated to providing a professional service that is tailored to the needs of our customers.
We’re committed to maintaining high standards in the design, approval and construction of the buildings. Whatever the nature of your project we can help you manage it from concept to completion.
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Building control update
The Building Safety Act 2022 regime comes into force on 1 October 2023. The act makes provision for the safety of people in and about the buildings. It makes amendments to the Building Act 1984 and creates a new regulator that sits under the Health Safety Executive. The new building regulations regime requires that any residential building at least 18m in height or 7 storeys with two or more dwellings as defined in the act section 120D of the Building Act 1984 and Section 31 and 65 of the Building safety Act 2022 will now be overseen by the new Building Safety Regulator. The Local Authority will no longer be the building control body for these types of buildings. So, if you plan to build a new high risk building, create it through a material change of use or alteration/extension or carry out work on an existing HRB you need to submit your application to the building safety regulator for approval.
For further guidance see Building control – an overview of the regime (PDF 986kb). You can also visit, Health and Safety Executive – Building Safety Regulator.
Under this new regime the local authority may provide help to the Building Safety Regulator (BSR) if required under section 13 of the Building Safety Act 2022.
High Risk Buildings (HRB)
Secondary legislation which applies to the new building control framework. The following regulations come into force on 1 October 2023:
- expert knowledge in building regulations
- competitive pricing
- expert advice in fire safety especially in high rise buildings
- professional service that tailors the needs of the customer
- same day inspections
- dedicated inspector to look after your project
- local knowledge on ground conditions and local builders merchants
- proven competencies in aspects of the built environment
We pride ourselves on providing a high quality service that is tailored to your needs. We want to help you along your journey to a successful build by providing a fast, experienced and dynamic service to ensure that all approval and certification requirements are achieved without delay or unnecessary expense.
We deal with domestic extensions, loft conversions, community builds, high rise residential and commercial developments.
We are here to help you from start to finish, guaranteeing the improvements you make are safe, secure and sustainable.
To find out more and apply, visit building work.
There are three types of building control applications: a Full Plans application, a Building Notice application and a Regularisation application.
To find out more and apply, visit building control application types.
Our fees are competitive and fixed. This will provide you with certainty about the cost of your building project.
Our inspection days are Monday, Tuesday and Thursday.
We provide this service to respond to historic building control queries on properties, such as previous applications for building works and potential Local Land Charges on the property.
To find out more, visit property information enquiries.
If you wish to demolish a building or a part of a building, you must advise us in writing at least six weeks before the work is carried out.
To find out more and apply, visit demolition.
We have statutory duties to ensure that all structures within the borough that are considered dangerous are made safe within the shortest period of time possible.
To find out more, visit dangerous structures and public safety.
Find out about the Building Regulations, whether your works are exempt from the regulations, Local Authority Building Control Warranties and other guidance which might help you with your application.
To find out more, visit regulations, exemptions, warranties and other guidance.
If you wish to name or number a new development, or change the name or number of an existing property, you will need to apply to the Council.
To find out more and apply, visit street naming and numbering.
For electrical safety guides and advice visit Electrical Safety First.
To find a registered electrician visit Registered Competent Person.
For LABC advice for building projects visit Front Door.
View the green home guide.
If you would like more information, contact us on the details below.