About Building Control

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What is Building Control?

All building work has to meet current codes and regulations. Building Control ensures developments meet the minimum standards relating to the health, safety and welfare of people in and around buildings.

Whatever you’re building or altering, whether home or business our Building Control service will help and guide you from start to finish. We provide a fast, friendly service with expert knowledge making it easy to comply with the regulations.

What are Building Regulations?

Building Regulations is Government Legislation that lays down standards for the construction of all types of building works. They cover all aspects of construction, including foundations, damp-proofing, the overall stability of the building, insulation, ventilation, drainage and means of escape in case of fire. Their aim is to protect the health and safety of people using the building. They also require adequate access and facilities for disabled persons as well as specifying measures to control energy consumption. These standards can be found in the approved documents. However, it must be remembered that they are not a control of quality. You should make your own separate supervisory arrangements in this respect, should you consider it necessary.

For the approved documents please follow this link.

Do I Need Building Regulations?

In general most building work requires Building Regulation approval and includes,

  • The erection of a new building or re-erection of an existing building
  • Extension or alteration of a building Change of use of building
  • Internal alterations and fit out of a non-residential building
  • Installation, alteration or extension of a controlled service or fitting to a building

For more infomation plese use the guides listed below

CCSB Homeowner's Guide

Front Door


Renovating Your Home






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