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Guidance notes

What requires building regulation approval

  • Renovation of thermal element (for example replacement floor, wall insulation and replacement roofs)
  • New buildings
  • Extensions
  • Drainage work (including placement of fittings)
  • Removal of internal walls (loadbearing or non-loadbearing)
  • Erection of walls to form additional rooms
  • Replacement of structural elements
  • Replacement or removal of doors and windows
  • Conversions (for example: loft conversions, garage conversions)
  • Change of use

Builders and developers are required by law to obtain building control approval for most building work. This is an independent check that Building Control carry out to ensure the building regulations have been complied with.

Guidance notes

LABC portal

Local Authority Building Control Provides detailed Guidance notes on what work requires Building Regulation Approval which can be accessed through the links below. If you are still unsure please do not hesitate to contact us on 01325 406214.

Planning portal

Find out about planning permission and building regulations in regards to your house.

Electrical work

Find a registered electrician. [external link].

General guidance - For general advice, guidance and information in easy to understand formats see [external link].

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