Before you start work
Please be aware it is illegal to start work without notifying us first. You might have to correct the work or pay a fine if you do not tell us about it.
You will also need a completion certificate if you want to sell your home. If you don’t obtain a completion certificate it may void the insurance policy on the property. It is strongly advised you check this with your insurer.
You can apply for building regulations approval online via the Planning portal :
Find out about Building Regulations by viewing:
- Local Authority Building Control (LABC) website, which has information on what are building regulations (video) and when you require a building regulations application.
- A useful video from LABC about how the Building Regulations help you.
- The interactive house on the Planning Portal website.
Information for builders
The Health and Safety Executive has produced leaflets for builders, providing guidance on a variety of topics. For details, please visit their website.
Planning Portal - Building Regulations Approved Documents
The central government Planning Portal - Building Regulations Approved Documents has approved documents relating to building regulations.