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Building Control Guidance

Approved documents

The approved documents are produced by the Secretary of State to Provide guidance on complying with the minimum standards of the building regulations.

LABC technical guidance

To assist you with technical aspects of your building projects, LABC (Local Authority Building Control) have also produced a series of technical guidance pages. For further information about LABC, you may wish to visit the LABC website.

Advice on building projects

How to get your conservatory right

Beware of PU foam fillers

Insulated brick cladding

How deep should your foundation be?

View the foundation calculator

LABC technical guidance for domestic building projects

What are the building regulations?

Do I need a building regulations application?

Competent person schemes

Extensions and conservatories

Loft conversions

Internal alterations

The difference between planning & building regulations

LABC pages for housing developers & builders

New homes

Social housing

Self build


LABC pages for non-residential developers





Hotel and leisure



Sports Stadiums & Areas