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Find out if you need building regulations approval

Building regulations help make sure projects are safe and meet certain standards. We can help you meet regulations by offering professional advice, strong local knowledge and regular site inspections. Our prices are competitive as we work on a not-for-profit basis.

You usually need building regulations approval if you:

  • put up a new building
  • extend or alter an existing building
  • convert the loft space
  • replace your windows

Use the interactive guides on the Planning Portal to find out what kind of work needs building regulations approval.

Building regulations approval and planning permission are not the same and you may need both.

Call us on 01285 623393 or 01285 623498 to discuss your project or email us We can talk you through the process and give you a quote.

We will answer any general queries within five working days and have applications checked within 21 days.

Watch the video to find out more about the service we can offer.

Additional guidance

Local Authority Building Control (LABC) have created a guide to extending your home.

You can also view a beginner's guide to home improvements and the building regulations here.

Download The Green Home Guide to Creating Environmentally Sustainable Homes here.