Why do I need building control approval for my building project?
It's a legal requirement that all building work meets the requirements of the building regulations.
Building control surveyors – who can either be from the local council (LABC) or private sector companies (Approved Inspectors) – will check that work complies with the building regulations and associated legislation. Most building work needs to be checked by building control. If in doubt as to what work needs a building regulation application contact visit this page or contact your local council building control team (you can find their details using our postcode search at the top of this page).
Once your surveyor is satisfied that your building work complies with the regulations they will issue a certificate to show the work, as far as can be established, meets these requirements. You may need this certificate when you come to sell your home or borrow against the property.