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Building Control

Application forms and guidance are available to download from the Documents part of this page or from the relevant Related Page. Details of the fees for the applications are on the application forms.

Building Control has retained the Customer Services Excellence Award for the second year.  This award is assessed externally and the assessor said that the service
'were found to have a deep understanding of, and commitment to, Customer Services Excellence'  October 2013. 

Whether you are a householder or business and want to improve your property, build an extension, convert your loft or garage, fit out shops or offices, build a house or even a factory, you will need Building Regulation approval.  The Service will help you reach all minimum standards without unnecessary fuss.  Your Building Regulation application will be processed quickly and we will give you useful and practical feedback on your plans and provide regular site inspections to help with any unexpected issues that arise during building work.  We provide a trusted, independent, publicly accountable, not-for-profit service that is excellent value with the highest professional integrity.

We also provide additional services to professional developers and contractors in conjunction with LABC Consult including:-
Fire risk assessments
SAPs, SBEMs and other energy assessments
Code for Sustainable Homes assessments
Acoustic testing
Air pressure testing
Access audits
Structural and fire engineering
Contamination consultancy

We are also responsible for administering and monitoring demolition work throughout Leeds and providing a Dangerous Structure Service 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

We play a major part in securing public safety at sports grounds and major indoor and outdoor events.


You are welcome to drop into the Development Enquiry Centre to talk to us before you make a Building Regulation application.  “LABC news” summer  2013 edition is available from the Documents part of the page to download for anyone involved in the construction industry from design through to build and covers a range of diverse and topical issues including proposed legislation changes, developments in new materials and future construction techniques.  We hope you find this new e-publication relevant to you and your profession and that the mix of features, case studies and practical advice provides you with answers to everyday issues.

A number of technical events and seminars are taking place over the coming months, for further details see Documents part of the page.

You can contact us on 0113 2478106 or by emailing building.control@leeds.gov.uk.