About building control

Our principal role is to make Darlington a place where people want to live, work and are able to enjoy a high quality of life. Darlington Building Control are committed to this and ensure that through our help a safe and healthy built environment will be achieved and maintained.

Building Control are responsible for many functions of which the principle one is ensuring the health and safety of people in and around buildings by the implementation of The Building Act 1984 [external link] and allied legislation:

  • Building Regulations 2010.
  • Demolition.
  • Dangerous Structures.

Our services include

  • Fast turnaround of Building Regulation applications.
  • Pre-application discussions and inspection of plans.
  • Same day inspection, mobile communications.
  • Years of Building Control knowledge within one office.
  • Knowledge of ground conditions within the Borough.
  • Valuable information regarding existing structures.
  • Advice concerning access and facilities for disabled people.

Quality assurance

We are certified members of the ISO 9001:2015 Performance Standards and strive to provide the highest standards to our customers.

Certificate of registration [pdf document]

Customer comments

We welcome your feedback on our Building Control service, please use our Building Control customer survey [external link]

Annual statements

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