Useful Links For Building Control

UTILITIES:

> Thames Water Utilities

If carrying out work within 3m of public sewer

Tel: 0845 850 2777

https://www.thameswater.co.uk/developerservices

> British Gas

Provide gas, electricity and home repair service. 

Tel: 0845 609 1122

www.britishgas.co.uk

> Electricity Supplier
To find out who supplies your electricity, go to the Energy Networks Association web site. (Click here to go to this site)
> Self Certification Schemes

For the full comprehensive list and descriptions of the current Competent Persons Schemes, (as shown on the Communities and Local Government web site), click here

> Gas

Gas Safe Register is the official gas registration body for the United Kingdom, Isle of Man and Guernsey appointed by the relevant Health and Safety Authority for each area.

Gas Safe Register replaced CORGI as the gas registration body.

Tel: 0800 408 5500

www.gasaferegister.co.uk

> Electric

www.niceic.org.uk/

Offer Part P Certification Services, Building Regulations Schemes, products and support to electrical contractors and many other trades within the construction industry.

Tel: 0800 013 0900

www.elecsa.co.uk

Authorised by Communities and Local Government to deliver a competent persons scheme to enable contractors to self certify domestic electrical work under Part P of the building regulations.

Tel: 0870 749 0080

www.napit.org.uk

Government Approved register holders for Part P Registered Domestic Electrical Installers

Tel: 0845 543 0330 

BRITISH STANDARS INSTITUTE: www.kitemark.com

BUILDING ENGINEERING SERVICES COMPETENCE ACCREDITATION LIMITED: www.besca.org.uk

OFTEC: www.oftec.org.uk

(CORGI): www.trustcorgi.com

STORMA CERTIFICATION LIMITED: www.storma.com

> Solid Fuel

www.hetas.co.uk

The official body recognised by government to approve solid fuel, domestic heating appliances, fuels and services.

Tel: 0845 634 5626

Other Schemes : NAPIT / ELECSA / BESCA / CORGI / NICEIC

> Oil

OIL FIRING TECHNICAL ASSOCIATION LIMITED: www.oftec.co.uk

Advice and information on oil fired heating and cooking for consumers, manufacturers, technicians and specifiers.

Tel: 0845 658 5080

BUILDING ENGINEERING SEVICES COMPETENCE ACCREDITATION LIMITED: www.besca.org.uk 

> Windows

www.fensa.co.uk/

Fenestration self assessment scheme, building regulations to improve energy efficiency requirements.

Tel: 0207 403 7177

www.certass.co.uk

> Certification and Self Assessment

Tel: 0845 094 8025

Other Schemes : BM TRADA / BSI / NETWORK VEKA

Air-Pressure Testing of Buildings

Air Tightness Testing and Measurement Association: www.attma.org

Replacement of Roof Coverings

NATIONAL FEDERATION OF ROOFING CONTRACTORS LIMITED: www.nfrc.co.uk

CONFEDERATION OF ROOFING CONTRACTORS: www.corc.co.uk

Microgeneration and Renewable Technologies

ASSOCIATION OF PLUMBING and HEATING CONTRACTORS: www.competentpersonsscheme.co.uk 

Cavity Wall Insulation

 www.ciga.co.uk

www.cwisc.org 

OTHER USEFUL LINKS:

> LABC Homeowners Advice

Vital Building Control information for residential homeowners. Tel: 020 7091 6860

https://www.labc.co.uk/advice-building-projects/homeowners
> Building Control Alliance

The association for all organisations directly involved in Building Control in England and Wales. 

http://buildingcontrolalliance.org/

> Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors

RICS (Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors) - The official comprehensive guide to Chartered Surveyors General advice (Party Wall advice): Tel: 0870 333 1600

> Federation of Master Builders

Federation of Master Builders - The UK's leading building trade association. Tel: 0207 242 7583

> LABC - Local Authority Building Control

LABC (Local Authority Building Control) - The national organisation representing local authority building control departments in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. Tel: 020 7641 8737

> Find An Engineer

Find An Engineer - Details of structural engineering companies across the UK.

> Chartered Association Of Building Engineers (CABE)

The Chatered Association of Building Engineers (CABE) - The professional body for those specialising in the technology of building. Tel: 0845 126 1058

> Building Research Establishment (BRE)

Building Research Establishment (BRE) - Leading research, consultancy, training, testing and certification organisation delivering sustainability and innovation across the built environment and beyond. Tel: 01923 664000

> British Standards Institution (BSI)

BRITISH STANDARDS INSTITUTION (BSI): www.kitemark.com

> BESCA Building Engineering Services Competence Accreditation Ltd

BESCA - BUILDING ENGINEERING SEVICES COMPETENCE ACCREDITATION LIMITED: www.besca.org.uk

> Home & Build

HOME AND BUILD: www.homeandbuild.co.uk

An online resource for home owners looking to improve their home.

> The Power Service

The POWER SERVICE: www.the-power-service.co.uk

Provides electrical and gas Safety inspection service. Members of Gas Safety Register, OFTEC, NICEIC, NAPIT & Trust Mark.

Tel: 01707 654600

GOVERNMENT PLANNING:

> Dept of Communities & Gov

Department for Communities and Local Government - Responsible for housing, local government, regeneration, planning and urban and regional issues, party wall information, building regulations etc: Tel: 020 7944 4400

> The Planning Portal

The Planning Portal - The UK Government's online planning and building regulations resource. This is a Government gateway to planning information throughout the UK. It provides information on plans, appeals, applications, contact details, research areas etc.

> Planning Portal Interactive House

The Planning Portal Interactive House - A visual interactive guidance on many household projects.

> The Party Wall Act

The Party Wall Act - Description and explanatory notes regarding the party wall act. (Plus downloadable pdf brochure)

> Health & Safety Executive

Health & Safety Executive - Responsible for health and safety regulations in Great Britain. Tel: 0300 033 1647. Note: If you want to report an Accident, call: 0845 300 9923

> Environment Agency

Environment Agency - Principal aims are to protect and improve the environment, and to promote sustainable development. Play a central role in delivering the environmental priorities of central government. Tel: 08708 506 506

> Green Deal Scheme

Green Deal Scheme - The Government has produced "Quick Guides" relating to the Green Deal, that are available to householders, owners, tenants and landlords. To view, click: Green Deal - Quick Guides. Further information can be found on the web pages/links below: 

www.gov.uk/green-deal-energy-saving-measures

www.watford.gov.uk/greendeal

www.energysavingtrust.org.uk/Take-action/Find-a-grant/Green-Deal-and-ECO

> Fire Protection - Herts Fire & Rescue Service

Fire Protection, Herts Fire & Rescue Service - Fire Protection Manager Postal Point MU103 Hertfordshire Fire & Rescue Service Mundells WELWYN GARDEN CITY Herts AL7 1FT Tel: 01707 292310 Website: www.hertsdirect.org Email address: administration.cfs@hertscc.gov.uk

COUNCIL PLANNING OFFICES:

> East Herts

East Herts local Council
http://www.eastherts.gov.uk/planning

> Stevenage

Stevenage Council 
www.stevenage.gov.uk

> North Herts

North Herts Council
www.north-herts.gov.uk

> Welwyn and Hatfield

Welwyn and Hatfield local Council
www.welhat.gov.uk

> Hertsmere

Hertsmere local Council

www.hertsmere.gov.uk

> Three Rivers

Three Rivers local Council

www.threerivers.gov.uk

This page provides a list of  many helpful links concerning Building Control - Please have a read through all the sections to see if this answers any questions you may have.  If you need to know more you can send us a quick message.