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Building control guidance notes
Buildng control guidance information is available via the links below.
- Small Builders Guides
- Home Owners Guides
- Technical Guides
- Approved Documents
- Techical Articles
Further information can be found in the Building Control Folders for each area.
This includes information in relation to loft conversions, basement conversions, domestic extensions, garage conversions and other alterations. The book contains information about the things you need to take into consideration when designing your extension, including radon and mining. Hard copies are also available from any of our offices.
If you require any additional information or clarification of any of the guides provided please contact us.
Futher information is also available through the Ask a Question area of this website by typing Building Control in the 'search for' box at the top of the page.
The construction industry is the country’s biggest industry. It is also one of the most dangerous. In the last 25 years, over 2,800 people have died from injuries they received as a result of construction work. Many more have been injured or made ill.
If you are having construction or refurbishment work done, you may need to notify the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) and you may have other duties as well. More information is available on the HSE website.
Party Wall Act
A booklet has been produced by the Department of Communites and Local Government to explain in simple terms the Party Wall etc Act 1996.
The Party Wall Act booklet is available from the Planning Portal.