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Building Control Advice Articles

Choosing a builder, fire, water and electrical regulations, energy conservation, maintenance of a building, replacement windows, working close to trees, building work over or near a sewer.

Building Regulations Approvals - Introduction Image icon - Information Building Regulations are legal requirements aimed at achieving adequate standards of building work for the construction of most types of building including domestic, commercial and industrial buildings. Choosing a Builder Image icon - Information Obtain quotes from at least three builders and have them checked. Don't automatically go for the cheapest. Building Control Advice - Electrical Regulations image icon - 13 Amp Socket Since 1st January 2005 it has been necessary to have Building Regulation approval for any electrical work undertaken in your home or garden. Fire and Water Regulations Image icon - Information Under the Fire Precautions Act 1971 the Fire Authority must be consulted If you are planning to build, convert or extend a building which will require a Fire Certificate. Replacement Windows Image icon - Information Basildon Council is committed to energy conservation within its own buildings and housing stock and promotes energy conservation awareness throughout the borough. Building work over or near to a public sewer Image icon - Information If you are planning an extension to your property or would like to construct a new building, you will need to check the location of the public sewers with the Anglian Water Authority. Working close to trees Image icon - Information If a tree has been awarded a TPO it cannot be cut down, uprooted, topped or lopped, wilfully damaged or destroyed (including root damage) without the Council's prior permission. Requests for a copy of plans Image icon - Information The Building Control Team is unable to provide copies of plans in the majority of cases. Maintenance of a building for the future Image icon - Information Basildon Council is committed to energy conservation within its buildings and promotes energy conservation awareness throughout the district. Energy conservation Image icon - Information Basildon Council is committed to energy conservation within its buildings and promotes energy conservation awareness throughout the district.
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