Swansea Building Control is here to ensure that buildings are healthy, safe, sustainable and accessible for all users and tenants whether domestic, commercial or public service.
Building Control Surveyors from the Council provide an independent check on plans of proposed building work. They inspect the work as it is carried out to ensure it complies with the Building Regulations.
It is important to note Building Regulations and Planning Permission are separate. Usually it is necessary to submit applications under both sets of legislation to the Council before work is started.
Swansea Building Control also work very closely with Fire Safety Officers of the Mid and West Wales Fire & Rescue Service.
If you are having construction or refurbishment work done, you may need to notify the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) and you may have other duties as well.
Peter Richards is the Building Control Team Manager. You can contact him with any comments or complaints about the service offered.
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There are two different methods of applying for Building Regulations, a Building Notice or Full Plans.
There are a large amount of information leaflets and guidance notes available from Building Control.
The Building Excellence Awards awards are a National initiative that rewards good building practice.
We provide information on the Building Regulations Approved Documents, including updated and new regulations.
Swansea Building Control understands the concept of business and that time is money.
We offer advice on many aspects of domestic building work including loft conversions, electrical safety, replacement windows and doors and exempt buildings.
Swansea Building Control has the experience and expertise to deal with a wide range of building projects.
Our Building Control team offer a number of other services including plan checking, inspecting sports grounds and dealing with dangerous structures.
It is possible to request a visit from a Building Control Officer online by filling out the form below.