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The building regulations apply to most building work, therefore it is important to know when approval is needed1.

The responsibility for checking that building regulations have been met falls to building control bodies either from the local authority or the private sector as an approved inspector. The person carrying out the work has the choice of where to get approval for the building work.

How to get approval depends on whether a local authority building control (LABC) service or an approved inspector building control service is being used.

  1. https://www.planningportal.co.uk/applications/building-control-applications/building-control/building-regulations
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On site approval

The building control service will make statutory and routine inspections as the work progresses to ensure compliance with the building regulations and other allied legislation.

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      Pre-site approval

      If you choose to use a local authority building control service, there are three types of application for approval you can make.


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          Where to get approval

          The responsibility for checking the building regulations have been met falls to building control bodies - either from the local authority or the private sector as an approved inspector.

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