Building works that require approval

Most house extensions will require approval. Other popular home improvements that require approval include:

  • loft conversions
  • dormer window or roof light installation
  • structural alterations such as the removal of a load bearing wall or chimney breast
  • new electrical installations
  • plastering to more than 25% of a wall
  • work on, or new doors or windows in, a load bearing wall
  • new bathrooms
  • staircase repositioning
  • window and door replacement by non BSICERTASS or FENSA approved installers
  • new chimney or flue installations and flue works
  • underpinning of foundations
  • re-roofing to more than 25% of the roof
  • septic tank installations
  • cavity wall insulation

This is not a complete list however. If you're unsure whether you require Building Regulations approval please contact Building Control.

Building control

Address: PO Box 15
Council House
Earl Street

Telephone: 024 7683 2057