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For a comprehensive overview of how Building Control can help with your home improvements, please take a look at our handy online ebook "A Guide to Extending Your Home" for lots of help and advice.

      Help shape our Building Control services by completing our survey.    


When new building, extensions or alterations are being undertaken the work will, in most cases, have to satisfy national Building Regulations. This is the function that is termed 'Building Control'.

Building regulations ensure that buildings will be safe and not pose a health risk to the occupants. They also ensure that buildings will be thermally efficient and accessible to disabled persons. If you are extending your home, you may wish to look at our Guide To Extending Your Home. If you are renovating your home you may find useful advise inside the Cumbria Guide to Renovating Your Home Handbook.

The building control section contains information about various aspects of building control and regulations, including the following:

Public Notice

Private sewers and Lateral drains legislation. On the 1st October 2011 many private sewers transferred to United Utilities Water PLC, the water and sewage company for the North West. Please visit United Utilites Private Sewers page to find out if your property, or any development proposals you have, are affected by these changes.

The Building (Local Authority charges) Regulations 2010 came into force on the 1st April 2010 and must be implemented before 1st October 2010.

If you wish to view a copy of the new scheme of charges please contact the Building Control Department on 01900 702520.

Please note the Authority intends to introduce new fixed charges from the 1st October 2010 for Building Notice Applications relating to cavity wall fill installations in accordance with the new charges.

More information is available using the links in the navigation menu to the left and by viewing our building control e-book below . This is an electronic version of our hand book which includes all the information you require regarding Building Control applications

Fire Risk Assessment

LABC Consult is now launching a brand new Fire Risk Assessment service in England and Wales with the largest trained pool of assessors available from any specialist supplier.

This service is unique and is aimed at employers, property portfolio/estate managers and Health and Safety specialists who want the reassurance of using fully trained and accredited professional assessors. 

The LABC Fire Risk Assessment Service is ISO 9001 accredited and is the largest operation to go through the new FRACS (Fire Risk Assessment Certification Scheme). 

LABC assessors are professionally qualified building surveyors working for local authority building control teams and provide full geographic coverage. As well as being trained in fire engineering, all LABC assessors have attended specialist in-depth training courses and undertaken rigorous examination. This training programme is bespoke to LABC, developed to provide our clients with complete peace of mind, mitigation and accountability.

Housing Associations, education establishments, student accommodation, health establishments, care homes, public buildings, hospitality, commercial and retail properties all carry special risks and need the highest level assessments.

If you work in these organisations or advise them, find out more by visiting the LABC Consult webpage.

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