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Apply for Building Regulations Approval from Building Control

How to apply, when building regulations are required, what works are exempt and competent person schemes.

Apply or get a fee quote

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It is important that any work controllable under the building regulations has an application.

When you need Building Regulations approval

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You must check if you need approval before you construct or change buildings.

When you do not need approval

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Find out what types of buildings and which types of building works are exempt.

Using a competent person scheme

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Competent person schemes are a way for tradespeople to prove their ability to carry out certain work to meet the required standards, instead of you applying for building regulations approval.

Appeals and determinations

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You can appeal if you think your project should not have to comply with building regulations or you can ask for a determination if you are refused approval and you think the decision is unfair.

Building Control advice and guidance

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This section provides technical advice from the Dorset Technical Committee (DTC) aimed at those with a good understanding of Building Control as well as basic guidance for the general public.
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