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It’s important you have approval for any works in the home

There are many building work projects in the home that we need to approve. To find out about the types of building work you need to tell us about, see the Communities and Local Government leaflet Building work, replacements and repairs to your home.

If you are doing building work yourself in the home, remember you have to meet the same standards as the rest of the building industry, and that we need the same level of supporting information – such as structural calculations.

There is an expectation that people carrying out building work will be competent and if they are not, that they will employ someone who is.

Before starting any building work, please call us to make sure you know what plans you need to submit.

Useful guides

We have a number of online guides that you may find useful:

Guide to renovating your home
Guide to extending your home
Custom build – creating your dream home

The guides are not a substitute for professional advice but aim to show how your projects will be affected by building regulations.

After reading the guides, if you want to proceed with a building project requiring building regulations approval, please make sure you use Central Building Control Partnership.

This is because we provide an independent, impartial, and publically accountable service, which is carried out by a team of experienced surveyors with unrivalled local knowledge.

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