You can discuss whether you need to submit a building control application with our Building Control officers. You can contact us on tel: 01904 551333, by email: or by writing to us: Building Control, West Offices, Station Rise, York, YO1 6GA.

See our Guide to Extending your Home eBook.

Alternatively, you can submit a householder enquiry form and receive written confirmation of what you need to do about building regulations or planning permission.

Work that usually requires a building control application

  • extensions
  • loft conversions
  • new buildings (housing / residential / commercial)
  • removal of / alteration of a load bearing wall
  • installations of sanitary appliances (baths / toilets)
  • underpinning works
  • removal of chimney breast (that requires structural support)
  • cavity wall insulation
  • installation of replacement windows, see FENSA
  • change of building use

Work that doesn't usually require a building control application

Construction of:

  • a porch
  • a conservatory
  • a detached garage/shed
  • a carport
  • a covered way
  • a greenhouse
  • a temporary building

Find out how to submit a building control application, if you need to.

Useful forms

Download useful building control forms.

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