Building works that do not need approval

There are a number of common improvements that do not require approval, such as:

  • all work completed by a member of a Competent Person Scheme
  • most conservatories, car ports, detached garages and porches
  • typical garden sheds
  • garden fences and walls

This is again not a complete list and if you’re unsure whether approval is needed, it is always best to contact Building Control.

Building control

Address: PO Box 15
Council House
Earl Street

Telephone: 024 7683 2057