Need help with Building Control in Suffolk? Our helpful page has videos, Links, PDF’s to download and much more to help you on your way
The Building Regulations 2010 cover the construction and extension of buildings.
You might also need building regulations approval for many alteration projects, including if you plan to:
Replace fuse boxes and connected electrics, Install a bathroom that will involve plumbing, Change electrics near a bath or shower
Put in a fixed air-conditioning system, Replace windows and doors, Replace roof coverings on pitched and flat roofs
Install or replace a heating system and add extra radiators to a heating system
What is Building Control and how do the Building Regulations help you?
Building Regulations Update 2015
Building Regulations and loft conversions
How does the Building Control process work?
The Environment Agency
The Home and Leisure page give access to the Flood Map. The Flood Map pages are a useful way of checking the risk of flooding both from Sea/Rivers and from Surface Water (rainfall) and what else may be close to a property you are considering. Even so as with any computer generated search where post codes are used, some common sense is needed when in interpreting the results.
Historic England which deals with listing and conservation issues has been divided off as a separate body from English Heritage. By searching “the List” you can check whether a property is Listed and see a copy of the Description in the Listing. I find it easiest to search using the name of the village and refine the search from there.
The Advice section of the site also gives access to quite a large amount of downloadable advice on such subjects as thatch and the relationships/conflicts between energy efficiency, Part L of the Building Regulations (insulation) and old buildings.
If you go to the Planning and then the Conservation sections they have various useful bits of information about Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas etc. Most although not all have on- line mapping which shows the location of Conservation Areas, Listed Buildings and Tree Preservation Orders.
The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors
The web site of the RICS of which I am a Fellow. Gives general background information on the organisation, what it does and the regulatory issues which all members must comply with.
Building Regulation Applications
Building Regulation Charges
Building Regulation Leaflets and Links
Other Documents and Links
|Building Control Guide to Sustainability (Link will open in a new window)|
|Health and Safety Executive (Link will open in a new window)|
|Department for Communities and Local Government (Link will open in a new window)|
|Suffolk Trader Scheme (Link will open in a new window)|
|Equality and Human Rights Commission (Link will open in a new window)|
|Environment Agency (Link will open in a new window)|