What is Building Control?

Building Regulations ensure the health and safety of people in and around buildings and help promote energy conservation, ease of accessibility and efficient use of water within buildings.

Applications for Building Control can be made on the Planning Portal website. If you have any queries, please contact building.control@camden.gov.uk and we will respond within 5 working days.

What do we offer?

Building control can assist you with the certification process of your building projects. 

Our flexible approach together with our local knowledge and expert advice has led us to become a successful service with more than 40 years’ experience in the market. All our processes are certified to the ISO 9001:2015 standard more information on which may be found on the BM TRADA website.

We offer:

  • Initial advice at the planning stages
  • Statutory consultations
  • Site visits
  • Plan checking
  • Completion certificate

We can also provide you with a quote (we usually reply within 4 hours):

Request a quote 

Who should apply?

You will need to apply for our service if you are a house owner/builder/leaseholder and are planning to make structural changes to a property, i.e. removing a chimney breast, working on a loft conversion, adding an extension, a material change of use of a building or part, etc. 

Additionally, you will need to apply for our service if you are an architect firm/builder/developer working on a new building, residential, commercial, educational, health, sports, leisure, fit out or both retail and commercial projects. 

Local Authority Building Control (LABC)

We operate in London, the surrounding areas and nationwide thanks to the LABC (Local Authority Building Control) Partner Authority Scheme (PAS).

This means your company and the Camden building control team can enter into a partnership. The result of partnering will be a national team dealing with all the plan appraisal and approval, saving resources and creating a fast track resolution of building control matters with a dedicated team of officers.

There is no charge or contractual obligation for this service.

Register to join PAS 

Camden Building Control Partners are invited to monthly CPD events at our award winning building in 5 Pancras Square, London, NC1 1AG.