Building Control

The Building Control system exists to ensure that buildings are designed and constructed in accordance with the Building Regulations & Associated Legislation.

Runnymede Building Control is a member of the Surrey Building Control Partnership.

The Building Regulations are a national set of regulations made under the powers of the Building Act 1984. They provide Building Control - Technical Guidance Notes through Approved Documents, which ensure a minimum standard of design and construction for new buildings, alterations and extensions.

These standards:

  • safeguard the health and safety of persons in and around the buildings
  • conserve energy through insulation, and control usage
  • provide access and facilities for disabled persons.
Building Notice application is a Building Regulations option which notifies us that you intend to carry out work.
Full Plans application is a Building Regulations option suitable for all types of proposed work.
Regularisation application is an option that allows the owner of a building to apply for retrospective Building Regulation approval for illegal building work.
As part of the Building Control process, you will have to arrange site inspection visits to make sure your work meets the regulations.
Details on how you can contact the Building Control team at Runnymede Borough Council