Building regulation approval
Planning permission and building regulations approval are two separate things. Building regulations apply to building work (see list below) and are complex. The advice on this page is not a definitive source of legal information.
If you have any questions or want to apply for approval, please contact us. Our Cheshire West Building Consultancy Team ensures that building work in the borough complies with building regulations - except where an approved inspector has been employed.
Meeting the requirements of the building regulations is the responsibility of the person carrying out the building work and, if they are not the same person, the owner of the building.
More detailed guidance and information about building regulations and your responsibility as a member of the public are available on the building regulations pages of the Planning Portal.
What is building work?
The following types of project amount to building work:
- Structural alterations to the building
- The erection or extension of a building including conversion of a loft and garage conversions
- An alteration project involving work which will temporarily or permanently affect the ongoing compliance of the building, service or fitting with the requirements relating to structure, fire, or access to and use of buildings
- When installing replacement windows using a builder or window company that is not registered with the relevant Competent Person Schemes
- The installation or extension of a service or fitting which is controlled under the regulations
- The insertion of insulation into a cavity wall and replacement of more than 25% roof covering
- The underpinning of the foundations of a building
- When you want to change the building's fundamental use
- Alterations to the drainage system of a building
Application forms and fees
Building Regulation application forms, fees and guidance notes can be found on our Application Forms page.