Building Controls make sure that buildings are properly designed and built. This ensures the health, safety, welfare and convenience of people using them.
Works requiring Building Regulations approval
If the work you intend to carry out needs Building Regulations approval there are two options available to you - Full Plans or Building Notice. Each option normally requires a fee.
What to do before demolishing a building or part of a building.
Building or demolition works can cause problems for neighbours of the site. Reduce or avoid causing any nuisance to the neighbours, or action being taken by the council, if you follow this advice.
Inevitably some work is carried out contrary to the Building Regulations. Wherever possible we will discuss these problems with you so that the work can be corrected quickly.
A Local Authority 'Completion Certificate' provides peace of mind and helps to make a property more attractive to prospective purchasers.
What happens when work starts?
The Building Control Service deals with dangerous buildings in the District and is on call 24/7 to carry out inspections on buildings and structures that are reported as dangerous.