Do I need building control approval?
Depending on the work you're doing you might need to get planning permission or building regulation approval, or both.
Building Regulation approvals are required for most internal and external work to a property. The regulations ensure the work being carried out meets the current safety and efficiency standards.
Some examples of when you will need to submit an application are:
- A new dwelling house
- An extension to an existing property
- A loft conversion
- Alterations to the main structure of a building
- Some home improvement works such as re-roofing an creation of new openings
These are just some examples of when development would require you to submit an application under Building Regulations. You can find out more from the Planning Portal website.
The LABC website also provides more information on when you need to get building control approval.
Apply for building control approval
If you do need building control approval it is easiest to apply online. If you need any help, contact us .
These web pages provide advice and guidance on a number of frequently asked questions in relation to building control:
When do I need to get building control approval? and also from the LABC