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Building control

Building control exists to ensure that buildings are designed and constructed in accordance with Building Regulations and associated legislation.

  • paperwork and plans: Link to ApplicationsApplications

    Building Regulations are minimum standards of work for the construction, extension, alteration and change of use of buildings.

  • Building demolition: Link to Demolition adviceDemolition advice

    Generally the demolition of buildings (or parts of a building) over a certain size needs to be notified to the local authority before the demolition commences on site.

  • Derelict buildings: Link to Derelict propertiesDerelict properties

    Whilst property owners are responsible for the safety of their premises, building control is responsible for enforcing the removal or making safe of structures that are a danger to the public.

  • Skip: Link to Use of skips and scaffoldUse of skips and scaffold

    Items which cause an obstruction on the highway such as skips, scaffolding and building materials are required to be licensed by the appropriate highway authority.

  • Dorset Model - thatched buildings: Link to Dorset Building Control Technical Committee - The Dorset ModelDorset Building Control Technical Committee - The Dorset Model

    Dorset's Building Control Technical Committee is an independent forum comprising of experienced building control professionals from each of the local authorities within Dorset.

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