About Local Authority Building Control

Local Authority Building Control (LABC) represents all local authority building control teams in England and Wales. Here's what we do and who we are:

  • LABC teams are independent, impartial and not for profit. Public service building control is committed to safeguarding the safety and protection of our communities by constantly reviewing surveyor competence and ensuring the performance and standards of our teams.
  • We believe all new buildings, conversions and extensions can be delivered to the right standards by coordinating the design, specification, construction and completion phases. The surveyors in our local councils care about the long-term safety, inclusivity and performance of buildings in your communities.
  • Our network of around 3,500 professional surveyors will provide you with fast, impartial, expert advice.
  • Whether you're a home or property owner, architect, plan drawer, developer, building contractor or another professional, we'll work with you to ensure your buildings are safe, healthy, inclusive and efficient, and meet the standards set by the Building Regulations. What are the Building Regulations?
  • We also advise on public safety, consumer protection, safety at sports grounds, dangerous structures and we routinely work with the emergency services and other functions such as HSE, Trading Standards and Environmental Health to deliver safe buildings.
  • Professional or property owner? We provide CPD, training events and free guidance aimed at you.

Speak to your local building control team

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Charity of the year

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Other charities we support

Find out about what other charities we support.

Organisations we support

We work with a range of organisations to help keep buildings safe. Find out who we have links and relationships with.

What people are saying about us

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Why choose local authority building control?

Discover why selecting local council building control for your project is a positive choice.

The LABC team

The LABC team members are experts in their field. A mix of technical, marketing and management, we're here to provide help and support to members, construction professionals and the public.