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Building Control

What is Building Control?

The current Building Regulations were introduced in 1991 and have subsequently been amended several times. The principle areas covered by the regulations are:

  • Structural stability - will the building safely carry anticipated loadings or will it fall down.
  • Fire precautions - both controlling the materials used according to the degree of risk and making sure that buildings could be evacuated without loss of life in the event of a fire.
  • The prevention of dampness and condensation in buildings.
  • Sound resistance of walls and floors between dwellings.
  • Ventilation of habitable rooms and unheated voids.
  • Hygiene, sanitary appliances and drainage.
  • Heating appliances including the safe discharge of flue gasses.
  • Stairways, ramps and vehicle barriers.
  • Conservation of fuel and power. Is the building properly insulated etc.
  • Access to buildings and facilities for disabled people.
  • The safe positioning of glazing in windows and doors etc.

LABC - Local Authority Building Control

LABC is a member organisation representing local authority building control departments in England and Wales and to which our department is affiliated. For more information click here

We fully support the various LABC schemes (such as the LABC partner authority scheme and LABC House Type Approval) and work with LABC and its commercial partners to promote awareness of the various added-value products that can be available to users of our service.

Last updated 27/07/2016

Get in touch with Kettering Borough Council

Email: customerservices@kettering.gov.uk. Telephone: 01536 410333.

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