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Following a steep rise in cases across the region, the whole of the North East has been named as an area that will receive additional support. You can read the latest statement from LA7 leaders. There are no additional restrictions on the area or residents but with cases of Covid higher than ever before everyone is asked to continue to act carefully and responsibly. Further information will be provided as it becomes available. See Covid-19 advice and information for advice on how to stay safe. Thank you for playing your part in helping to keep the North East open and protect others.

Building control and regulations guidance

The building control web pages offer information about how we can assist you in all functions associated with building control.

Building regulations

Information about the building regulations and further guidance you may find useful.

Pre-submission consultation service

A pre-submission consultation can provide you with all the information needed to help you through the approval and building process. This free consultation:

  • can reduce project costs
  • avoid delays
  • create awareness of building constraints
  • is impartial and provides for flexible payment of fees and charges
  • can include liaison with other council departments

Contact us to arrange a face to face meeting or phone call with a member of our team.

Additional building control functions

We are responsible for many functions, of which the principle one is ensuring the health and safety of people in and around buildings by the implementation of The Building Act 1984 and associated legislation.

Additional information sources and useful links

Our service standards

We have achieved the following accreditation and are committed to the delivery of a customer focused service:

We are committed to providing a quality service:

The Local Performance Indicators identify the performance standard of our Building Control Service.

Customer comments

We welcome your feedback on our Building Control service, please use the surveys below:

Plan checking:  Icon for pdf Plan Checking Questionaire for the Building Control Service (PDF, 31.2kb)

Site inspections:  Icon for pdf Site Inspection Questionaire for the Building Control Service (PDF, 31.1kb)

Annual service improvements:  Icon for pdf Annual Questionaire for the Building Control Service (PDF, 30.9kb)

County Durham results

    Contact us
    Building Control
    03000 262 832
    Our address is:
    • Room G10-G16
    • County Hall
    • Durham
    • County Durham
    • United Kingdom
    • DH1 5UL
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