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Advice and guidance on the Building Control process

Advice and guidance on the Building Control process.

Confirmation that your work is exempt

If you are not certain that your works are exempt you can submit a proposal form to Building Control for advice. This exemption only count for Building Regulations, you will need a separate exemption from Planning too. Find out more about the difference between Planning and Building Control.

Apply for advice online

Request confirmation that your works are exempt

Submit a paper request

Download a printable version of the Building Control confirmation of exemption form (pdf, 152kb) (opens in a new window) once completed you can submit your form to the relevant authority.

General guidance

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Detailed guidance to help people who are not familiar with the Building Control process with the choices they need to make throughout their project.

Approved Documents

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Find out more about the Approved Documents that support the 14 technical parts of the Building Regulations and Regulation 7.

External guidance

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Guidance on specific areas of construction from roofing to electrical advice and thatched roof coverings to insulation materials.

Guidance from the Dorset Technical Committee

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This section provides technical support, guidance and advice that is offered by the Dorset Technical Committee (DTC).
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