Building regulations

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What is Building Control?

We provide a proactive and efficient Building Regulations Consultancy. Our team of highly experienced surveyors, engineers and support staff can provide design and feasibility consultation with our extensive knowledge of a wide range of projects of all sizes and complexities.

What are the Building Regulations?

They are legal requirements which are laid down by Parliament and are supported by separate documents containing practical and technical guidance on compliance, which are known as Approved Documents.

The main purpose of Building Regulations is to ensure the health and safety of the persons in or about buildings,

  • conservation of fuel and power,
  • access to and use of buildings.

Please be aware that complying with the building regulations and obtaining planning permission are separate matters.

We also deal with other building related issues including:

Making a building regulations application

To make an application, please submit your application online or download, complete and post the relevant building regulations application form below.  If applying online please make sure you read the Building Regulations Submission notes and guidance first.

To help you decide if you need a building regulation application, you can visit the Planning Portal interactive visual guide

Building regulations charges 

All of our charges will be individually determined based on the scope of your project and you should ask for an individual assessment of the charge for your work. Please contact us on 01753 875810 or by e-mail at

Booking an inspection

Once we have registered your application, you can book a site inspection visit from one of our Building Control surveyors.

In most cases we can accept requests for inspection up to 9:45am for the same day (Mon. to Fri) but prior notice allows us to plan our site visits more effectively. Generally we visit between 10am to 3pm.

We prefer for you or your builder to be on site when we attend. Please ensure adequate access arrangements and facilities are available to the Building Control Surveyor to undertake the required inspection, i.e. ladder or scaffold provisions, lighting for some concealed spaces.

Useful information on building works

Our Homeowner Guides provide easy-to-understand advice on extensions, conversions, renovations and other projects and are available directly via the LABC Home and Build website or using the links below.

We have also produced a range of video guides to help you understand the building control process. You can access the videos here.

Contact us

Contact Building Control form

01753 875810

01753 875809

Slough Building Control Services
St Martins Place
51 Bath Road
Slough, SL1 3UF