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Building Regulations and balconies

What you need to know before the creation of a balcony.

Practical advice on keeping your home warm in winter and cool in the summer

I want my home to be warm in winter - but then it will be too hot in the summer. What can I do?

Carrying out home improvements? Check if you need building control

Not all work needs building regulations approval - check our Front Door publication to see if yours does.

What is the Party Wall agreement?

What are the issues around building close to neighbours and what is the Party Wall etc. Act?

Do you need building control to convert your garage?

Read to make sure you know whether you need building control.

Fire door safety

Critical components of what makes a fire door work - important reading

Join our team!

We currently have a principal surveyor and surveyor post to join our busy team.

New Building Excellence Awards - Open for entries

NEW building excellence awards for 2021 with both Places and People awards

ISO 9001:2015

SBCP have successfully continued with their approval from Alcumus ISOQAR and are compliant with the requirements of ISO 9001: 2015 for their quality assurance procedures.

LABC Technical Update in the SW

Sign up for the technical update on 3rd March

Easter opening hours

We will be closed Good Friday and Easter Monday

Latest inspection guidelines

Important information - please read

Christmas working hours

Working hours over the Christmas period


To keep us all safe please adhere to the guidelines.

Inspections during Covid lockdown

Due to the lockdown from Thursday 5th November we will no longer be carrying out completion inspections at occupied properties until further notice. All outside inspections will continue however you must adhere to the socially distance rules and ensure you wear a face mask. Thank you for helping to keep everyone safe.

Telephone calls and e-mails

We apologise for any inconvenience caused we are now back up and running.

Telephone calls and e-mails

Please note that we are currently unable to receive telephone calls or emails.


Statutory inspections

Temporary changes to our service

Our flexible working policy and the actions we have taken internally helps us to minimise the risk of the virus being spread. This means that Somerset Building Control Partnership is in a good position to carry on providing our statutory function during this challenging and unpredictable time.

Application payments


New applications

Submitting new applications

Site inspections

Site visits are continuing

Removing a chimney


Important information - please read