London Borough of Barnet

Building control

View of new housing development in borough of Barnet

The Building Control Team at Barnet processes applications for Building Regulations approval and inspects building work to ensure that it satisfies minimum standards.

If you want to construct, extend or alter a house or a workplace building, it is likely that you will need to make an application under Building Regulations. You may also need planning permission.

Building Regulations apply in England and Wales and are legal requirements aimed at achieving adequate standards of building works for construction of domestic, commercial and industrial dwellings. Building regulations ensure the health and safety of people in and around buildings: they help promote energy conservation, accessibility and efficient use of water within buildings.