Frequently Asked Building Control Questions

What will happen if I do not comply with the building regulations?+

The work will not be legal and you could face prosecution. If found guilty, you could be fined up to £5,000.

The work may not meet energy efficiency standards. If the work is faulty we can insist that you put it right at your own expense.

If the work has not been carried out by a registered installer from a competent person scheme, you will have no record that the work complies with building regulations. This will be important when you come to sell your home as you will be asked to provide certificates of compliance with the building regulations.

How do I meet the requirements of the building regulations?+

You check online by visiting the Planning Portal.

If you are still unsure, please contact building control to see if your works meet the requirements of the building regulations.

What application do I need to submit?+

There are two methods of obtaining approval for building regulations:

- A full plans application
- A building notice application

How do I apply for building regulations?+

You can apply:
- Online: Planning Portal
- By email: Submit a building control application by email
- Post: Ashford Building Control, Civic Centre, Tannery Lane, Ashford, Kent TN23 1PL

Please see our forms and fees for further information on applying for building regulations.