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Building control applications

You can use the Planning Portal's building control application service to apply to local authorities and approved inspectors in England and Wales that have registered to use the service.

The building control application service is separate to the Planning application service and therefore you will need to register a building control account, even if you already have a Planning applications account.

Building control applications can be submitted to your local authority building control department or an approved inspector.

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      Register an account

      To get started you will need to register for a building control account.


      Start a building control application

      Sign in with your building control account details to start an application.

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          How to get approval

          The building regulations apply to most building work, therefore it is important to know when approval is needed, what type of approval you need and where you can get approval.

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            Find a trade professional

            The Planning Portal has teamed up with quality service providers who can help you to find a trade professional and begin moving your project forward

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              Approved Documents

              The most recent versions of the Approved Documents that support the technical "Parts" of the Building Regulations' together with Regulation 7 are accessible using the links below.

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                Building control

                Building regulations documentation and guidance on the building control application process.


                    Building control

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                    The Planning Portal is delivered by PortalPlanQuest Limited which is a joint venture between TerraQuest Solutions Limited and the Department for Levelling Up, Housing & Communities. All content © 2022 Planning Portal.