Building Control - Building Regulation Frequently Asked Questions

No, provided it contains no sleeping accomodation, is less than 30m² internal floor area, it is single storey and is either more than one metre from any boundary or is constructed of non-combustible materials. A detached greenhouse or shed usually falls within this class of building.

Please see our Customer Guides web page for more details. Any fixed electrical installation should also comply with the requirements of Part P for Electrical Safety.

  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: Thu, 06 Mar 2014 15:43:47
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