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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 national (and provide a range of national approval schemes) via an organisation called LABC. You can find out more on the LABC website1.

Find your Local Authority Building Control team

Use the search function on the LABC website to find building control details for any local authority2.

This service is delivered by a commercial partner.

  1. http://www.labc.co.uk/
  2. http://www.labc.co.uk/our-services/find-your-local-council

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