Frequently Asked Questions

Here you can find some frequently asked questions about building control. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any enquiries. 

What is building control?

It's a legal requirement for building work to meet the Building Regulations (2010). Building control services, also known as building control bodies, check that work complies with the Building Regulations and associated legislation. Work that needs to be checked by building control includes:

  • Extensions
  • Conversions (loft, garage)
  • Internal alterations
  • Basements
  • New building
Will I need building control?

It depends on the project but for most major construction projects in your home, such as extensions and conversions, you'll need to make a building regulations application so that your local building control team can visit the site and check that your work is compliant.

How much will building control cost?

That will depend on the type of project, the type of application and the local council area you live in. Visit our Fees page, to find out more. 

Last updated 29 April 2022