The Building Control Service ensures that buildings are properly designed and constructed to ensure the health, safety, welfare and convenience of people and to meet national standards known as Building Regulations. Building Regulations also set minimum standards of energy efficiency to assist in the conservation of fuel and power.
Building Regulations apply to all scales of development, from simple domestic work up to multi-million pound projects. If you are intending to carry out building work on a property it is likely that you will need to apply for Building Regulations consent. (This is separate from Planning Permission and needs to be applied for independently).
The service can also assess new and existing dwellings for energy efficiency and produce an Energy Performance Certificate which is now required by law when a dwelling is either constructed, re-sold or re-let.
Last updated: Tue 11th February, 2014 @ 17:43