Building Standards and Public Safety
Building regulations are the minimum standard of construction you need to achieve if you are erecting, altering, extending, converting or demolishing a building. A building warrant is the permission required before you start work, there is a maximum fine of £5,000 if you start work without a warrant.
Some simpler works do not require a building warrant, but the regulations still apply. Please check our Building Warrants and Completion Certificates page for more information.
Use the quick links at the top and menu on the left of this page to find out more about the Building Standards system and the other services provided by the Building Standards & Public Safety Team.
Private Water Supplies
If you have a private water supply that has run dry and you require an emergency supply of drinking water please contact us on the following number for advice and assistance - 03451 55 11 22 within office hours.
Or 03451 55 00 99 in the evenings and weekends.