Where to get approval
Local authority building control services
Local authority building control teams in England and Wales help people comply with the building regulations by giving feedback on plans and providing site inspections.
The local authority has a general duty to see that building work complies with the building regulations, unless it is under the control of an approved inspector. Only local authorities have the power to enforce standards if things go wrong.
Individual local authorities co-ordinate their services regionally and nationally (and provide a range of national approval schemes) via an organisation called LABC. You can find out more on the LABC website1.
Use the search function on the LABC website to find building control details for any local authority.
Find your Local Authority Building Control team (https://www.planningportal.co.uk/applications/building-control-applications/building-control/find-your-LABC)Find your Local Authority Building Control team
(This service is delivered by a commercial partner.)
The following video clip explains what a building regulations application is and how to apply.