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Please be aware that there may be interruptions to our online planning service (Public Access) up until April 2019 due to essential work to prepare for changing to a new West Suffolk Council on 1 April 2019.
You will usually need building regulation approval if you:
The building control team ensures that any building work meets minimum regulations.
If you are employing a builder the responsibility of getting building regulation approval will be theirs. But make sure you check this with them first. If you are doing the work yourself, it is your responsibility.
A building control officer will inspect the building work at various stages throughout the project. If all the regulations have been met then you will be given a Completion Certificate when the work is finished. For information visit: Planning Portal, site inspections
The cost of applying for approval varies depending on the type of building work you are doing. Please contact the building control department for a quote.
You will need to apply for building regulation approval by submitting an application. There are two types of application:
This application should preferably be made well in advance of when the work is due to start, it will also need to contain plans and all other construction details. You will need:
More details can be found at: Planning Portal, full plans
This application is appropriate for minor building work in your home, you will need:
More details can be found at: Planning Portal, building notice
Some building work is exempt and will not need building regulation approval. The Planning Portal has more detail about what buildings are exempt: Planning Portal, exemptions
Impartial help and advice is available from the websites below: