Building Regulations apply to building work in England and Wales, they set standards for the design and construction of buildings to ensure the safety and health of people in or about those buildings. Including requirements to ensure the conservation of fuel and power, facilities are provided for people, and access and ease of movement for people with disabilities in and around buildings.
It is important to understand how to comply and the consequences of not complying with the Building Regulations.
Building Regulations approval is a separate matter from obtaining planning permission for your work. Similarly, receiving planning permission (which your work may require) is not the same as taking action to ensure that it complies with the Building Regulations.
Guidance on when Competent Person Schemes can provide an alternative to the submission of a formal Building Control application can be obtained from at Building Work, replacements and repairs to your home pages of the DCLG website.
Information in relation to electrical works can also be found at http://www.electricalcompetentperson.co.uk/ and https://www.electricalsafetyfirst.org.uk/guidance/
If you are hoping to carry out work to your home the LABC ‘s Front Door ‘Practicle advice on improving your home‘ will provide inspiration and guide you through the process.
We are committed to providing a high-quality, cost-effective, locally delivered service for all types of development; drawing upon our extensive local knowledge and links to other Council departments.
Our Building Control service is pleased to be part of Kent Building Control their website provides further details of the services we can offer across Kent.
The following pages should provide all the information needed to submit an application and view property histories.
For assistance, you can contact us using any of the methods below.
Telephone: 01843 577522
In-person: by appointment only
By post: Building Control, Council Offices, PO Box 9, Cecil Street, Margate, Kent, CT9 1XZ