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Building Control - Building Regulation Frequently Asked Questions

Yes, if your project will involve alterations to the structure of the building ( e.g. the removal or part removal of a load bearing wall, joist, beam or chimney breast ); will affect escape or other fire precautions either inside or outside the building; any work to a thermal element of the building ( e.g. replacement of an existing floor, roof covering, re-plastering or re-rendering ), or will affect access or facilities for disabled people ( e.g. removal of a w.c, altering floor/ access levels ). An application would also be required for alterations to an electrical installation. For information on part removal of a chimney breast please see our Customer Guide page.
  1. Do I need approval for the conversion of the loft space?
  2. Do I need approval to build an extension to my house?
  3. Do I need approval to construct a car port?
  4. Do I need approval to construct a conservatory?
  5. Do I need approval to construct a porch?
  6. Do I need approval to convert my garage into a habitable room?
  7. Do I need approval to convert my house into flats?
  8. Do I need approval to erect a detached garage?
  9. Do I need approval to erect a greenhouse, shed or summerhouse in my garden?
  10. Do I need approval to insert cavity wall insulation?
  11. Do I need approval to make internal alterations to my house?
  12. Do I need approval to re-tile my roof?
  13. Do I need approval to replace my windows in my house?
  14. Do I need Building Regulation approval to construct a boundary wall?
  15. Do I need Building Regulation approval to construct a small detached building on my land?
  16. Do I need Building Regulation approval to underpin all or part of the foundations to my building?
  17. Do I need approval to provide a covered yard or covered way to my house?
  18. Do I need approval to install or replace a boiler or hot water cylinder?
  19. Do I need approval to install fittings such as a WC, shower, washbasin, or kitchen sink within my home or any other type of building?

Contact Information:

By telephone: 01628 796870

By email: building.control@rbwm.gov.uk

By post: RBWM Building Control Consultancy, Town Hall, St Ives Road, Maidenhead SL6 1RF


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Modified: 2014-01-23
Published: Fri, 16 Jan 2015 16:59:44
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