Craven District Council

Craven District Council

Works requiring Building Regulations approval

Works requiring Building Regulations approval

Most types of building works require some form of Building Regulations approval to ensure their safety, these can include: -

  • Building enforcement
  • New buildings (domestic, commercial and industrial)
  • Extensions (porches and conservatories can be exempt if certain criteria is met)
  • Structural and other alterations such as the removal of load-bearing internal walls
  • Loft conversions
  • Garages over a certain size
  • Installations of sanitary fittings which involve new drainage work
  • Certain changes of use e.g. conversion of a building into a dwelling or flat
  • Replacement windows and doors
  • Electrical Works
  • Upgrade to thermal elements such as new insulation or re-roofing

 

Search for FENSA registrations against individual properties and re-order certificates - visit the FENSA website.

 

If you are intending to erect a structure which is classified as being exempt from Building Regulations approval and would like confirmation that this is the case, you can notify us by completing the form 'Notice of Intention to Erect an Exempt Building' which is available to download. This form should be completed and returned to these offices, once this has been received we will send out a letter of confirmation.

The onus is upon you as the applicant to ensure you have complied with Building Regulations, so please don't hesitate to contact buildingcontrol@cravendc.gov.uk, we can offer you a free and comprehensive guidance to ensure your building works run as smoothly as possible.