We are currently experiencing issues with our bin collections which means we have not been able to make it to some properties on the scheduled day. We apologise to everyone affected by this. To help alleviate the issue whilst a long-term solution is devised, we are suspending garden waste and glass, cans and plastic collections for up to two months from 8 July 2019. More details.
What is building control?
Building control ensures a development is built to the correct standards to ensure it is safe, energy efficient, and meets the requirements of disabled people.
Whether or not Planning Permission is required, most work has to comply with national Building Regulations.
Examples of factors building control monitors for approval are:
- Structural stability
- Means of escape in case of fire
- Resistance to moisture and drainage
- Stairways and access for disabled persons
Unlike our friends in the planning department, our building control team do cover developments within the Lake District National Park boundary.
How do we ensure the building regulations are complied with?
When you start a building project, you can:
- submit plans to us and we will inspect on site to ensure the regulations are being complied with
- alternatively, a building notice can be submitted by a suitably qualified person.
Help with the building regulations
We are here to help you comply with the building regulations. If you need advice contact our building control team:
Steps to apply for building control compliance:
Step 1 - Check if you need it
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