Building regulations approval

Information on whether building regulations approval is required for your project.

Building regulations approval

Most building work requires building regulations approval. This includes:

  • new work
  • alterations
  • extensions
  • change of use

These pages list some common types of building work and information about whether or not building regulations approval is required.

If your proposal is not listed here, then visit Planning Portal website – Do you need permission. You can find a wide range of information, including useful interactive guides and common building work projects.

You can also contact us for advice.

If building regulations approval is required, your next step is to make a building control application.

Read more: Building regulations.

Contact building control