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Do I need building regulation approval?

Do I need permission?

Common projects

Competent person schemes

Work that doesn't need approval

More on building regulations

Council tenants

Apply for building regulations approval

You must check if you need approval before you construct or change buildings in certain ways.

Do I need permission?

The planning portal gives advice and provides interactive tools to help you assess whether you require building regulations approval for many common building work projects.

Common projects

Find out more about common projects and check when you do and don't need approval.

Competent person schemes

Some work doesn't need approval, if you use someone registered with a competent person scheme.

Work that doesn't need approval

There are some exempt projects where you won't need building regulations approval.

More on building regulations

Council tenants

Council tenants need to be aware that as stated in the tenancy conditions, all council tenants must ask permission from their landlord for any alterations, whether or not they require or do not require planning or building control permission.  No alterations or work must be started until a letter is received from the landlord giving written permission to carry out the work.

Apply for building regulations approval

From 1 April 2019, Mansfield District Council's Building Control Service will be delivered by Erewash Borough Council.  The Erewash team already provide a successful joint local authority building control service for Broxtowe Borough Council and are focused on delivering excellent customer service.

Kevin Renshaw, a Senior Building Control Officer from Erewash is currently based in the Mansfield office to ensure a continuous service is provided to all our existing customers until the service is fully transferred to Erewash on 1 April 2019.

Customers requiring advice on Building Control matters are requested to continue to use the Mansfield office contact numbers 01623 463077 or 01623 463202 or email until Friday 29 March 2019.

After 1 April 2019 all customers will need to contact Erewash Borough Council directly on 0115 907 2221 or email for Building Control advice or to book a site visit

For further information on the building control service provided by Erewash, please visit their website.

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