Building Control

The primary function of Building Control is to advise on the compliance of buildings in relation to the current Building Regulations, so as to ensure the health, safety, welfare and convenience of people using them.

When carrying out work on buildings there are two things that need to be considered; whether planning permission is required and whether building regulations consent is required

Work on buildings requiring building regulations consent may also require planning permission. Similarly applications requiring planning permission may also require building regulations consent.

For fee guidance please contact Building Control 01438 242264 or

About Building Control

The role of Building Control and what we do 

Do I need Building Regulation Approval?

Find information on building works that require, or are exempt from, building regulations approval.

Make an application

Details about how to make an application for building regulations consent.

Advice and guidance

Find advice and guidance for building works, including electrical works.

LABC-WarrantyLocal Authority Building Control

Find our more about the benefits of choosing Local Authority Building Control, including the LABC Partnering Scheme.

Frequently Asked Questions

Answers to your Frequently asked questions about Building Control.


Apply online

Request a site visit

Demolition Notice


Full Plans application

Building Notice application

Demolition Notice

New home information request sheet

Related pages

Street naming and numbering

Planning Permission

Contact details

Building Control Unit
Stevenage Borough Council
Daneshill House

01438 242264