About Building Control
Here you will find information on: a brief history of Building Control, who we are, what we do and our aims, as well as general information on choosing a builder, frequently asked questions and do you need building regulations.
Applications for Building Regulations
The pages in this section explain the application process. You can also download application forms and view the fees.
This section contains information on our Partner Authority Scheme, Partnership Alliances, Building Awards, Award winning builders, LABC New Home Warranty and LABC Latent Gold.
We offer advice on many aspects of domestic building work including loft conversions, electrical safety, replacement windows and doors, renovation of thermal elements, party walls, competent person scheme, energy performance certificates and exempt buildings.
The term 'Dangerous structure' covers not only buildings or parts of buildings ie loose slates or tiles, but such things as garden walls, fences or hoardings. In fact, any structure which could by its condition endanger persons. Further information can be viewed on this page.
The Building Act of 7 July 1994 requires that the Local Authority is advised in writing of any intended demolition. This applies to any demolition of the whole or part of a building. There are very limited exceptions. Further advice on demolition work can be viewed on this page.
Greener Homes & Buidlings & The Code for Sustainable Homes
This page contains downloads on: Improving your Home : Climate Change Guide, Greener Homes for the Future, The Code for Sustainable Homes and links to sustainable development.
Here you will be able to view the Approved Documents, and other general guidance notes that are available.
If you are having construction work done, you may need to notify the Health & Safety Executive (HSE)
and may have other duties as well - to find out more go to www.hse.gov.uk/construction/cdm/buildingcontrol.htm