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Building Control

The Building Regulations are a set of performance standards for England and Wales which apply to the design and construction of buildings, covering health, safety and welfare. As a Local Authority Building Control (LABC) team we ensure relevant work in our area meets these requirements. Building Control does not give you permission to build something or alter it, this is called Planning Permission. Before you make improvements always check if you need planning permission by contacting the Planning department of your Local Authority.  

LABC is the largest Building Control body in England and Wales. As members we work collaboratively with owners, architects, architectural technicians, developers, builders and other construction professionals to ensure building projects are safe, well built and efficient. Visit LABC's website here. To help guide you through the Building Control process you will find more information on our website here. LABC also has a wide range of helpful resources and guidance for homeowners and construction professionals.