Building control

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.


Why use our building control service?

  • 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.

Building work

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.

Application types

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.

See schedule of fees and charges (PDF 867kb)


Our inspection days are Monday, Tuesday and Thursday.

Book an inspection

Property information enquiries

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.

Dangerous structures and public safety

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.

Regulations, exemptions, warranties and other guidance

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.

Street naming and numbering

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.

Guides and advice

For electrical safety guides and advice visit Electrical Safety First.

View our guide to renovating your home.

To find a registered electrician visit Registered Competent Person.

For LABC advice for building projects visit Front Door.

View the green home guide.

Get in touch

If you would like more information, contact us on the details below.

Page updated on: 20 September 2023

Building Control Service


Hackney Service Centre
1 Hillman Street
E8 1DY


Opening times

  • Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday – 9am to 5pm (telephone)
  • Wednesday – 9am to 4pm (telephone)