What are building regulations and the options?

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Building Regulations

Building Regulations impose a set of minimum standards on people carrying out certain specified works in or about buildings. They are primarily for the purposes of public health and safety, the conservation of fuel and power and the access and use of buildings.

Building Control ensures, through the checking of plans and the inspection of work, that these requirements are met.

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What are the Building Regulations options?

There are four different Building Regulations options - Full Plans, Building Notice, Regularisation and Reversion.

Full Plans

This option is suitable for all types of proposed work. It involves you submitting electronic copies (or two hard copies) of plans and information in sufficient detail to show that the construction will comply with the Building Regulations.

Building Notice

This option notifies us that you intend to carry out work.

If the work involves the erection or extension of a building, plans of the site, location of the proposal and details of any drainage work are required on submission.


This option allows the owner of a building to apply for retrospective Building Regulation approval for illegal building work. It cannot be used for any work that was carried out before 11 November 1985.


This option is available, to the owner of a building, following the withdrawal of an Approved Inspector. The procedure is similar to the Regularisation option.

Building Control Service : Contact details

Contacting the building control team

Where available, please provide the following information when contacting us:

- Location of site.
- Contact telephone number.
- Application number.
- The type of inspection required together with preferred date and any detail of booked concrete etc.

For further information, please contact us by:

Building Control Service - Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead
St Ives Road
Maidenhead SL6 1RF
Telephone: 01628 796915