Check if your project needs approval

Service update 

The full transition to the new portal provider is experiencing delays, some associated online services currently remain unavailable. Our teams are working hard to get these services online as soon as possible. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause and appreciate your ongoing patience. Building Control applications can still be made using the downloadable PDF forms.


You must check if you need building regulations approval before you construct or change a building in certain ways. Here you can find out if your project is likely to need approval, see the services offered by our building control team, check any fees that may apply and find out how to make an application.

Building regulations are defined by the English and Welsh Governments and approval is needed for most construction projects. This includes:

  • new buildings (except agricultural buildings)
  • extensions
  • conversions (eg loft conversions or roof extensions)
  • alterations (such as installing a new kitchen or bathroom)

The Local Authority Building Control (LABC) website provides a detailed list of works that require an application.

For advice and guidance on home improvement projects see LABC Front Door.

Contact the building control team

Telephone: 01732 876230