To enable customers to receive a simpler building control application process the council has recently updated its back office systems. To benefit from this new system, please submit your building regulation application electronically. Building control ensures that building works comply with the health, safety, energy conservation and access for the disabled requirements as laid down in the building regulations and building acts. Building regulation approval is the means by which the building control service checks that building work is carried out to the correct standard. If you are in any doubt about whether or not you need building regulation approval, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 023 9244 6571 before starting any work. You might also require planning permission, you can check this by contacting the Planning Department by email email@example.com or phone 023 9244 6015. Apply for building regulation approval The quickest and easiest way to make a building regulation application is online, you can also make an application by email or post. You will also need to pay a fee with your application.