What is Building Control

Milton Keynes Council’s Building Control Department operates as part of the Regulatory Unit within the housing and community division, and is co-ordinated with environmental health, trading standards, planning and engineering.

Main Function

The main function of Building Control is to ensure that standards of building, within the borough, meet the requirements necessary to protect the health and safety of everyone, whether at home, work or leisure.

Services and Advantages of Building Control

Local Authority Building Control (LABC) represents all Local Authority building control teams in England and Wales with a network of over 3,500 professional surveyors providing fast, impartial and expert advice. For the latest news from LABC as well as further information on the resources and services provided by LABC please visit the LABC website 

The advantages and services provided by LABC are:

  • Published level of service which helps you to obtain the best possible development in terms of quality, cost and speed

  • Local knowledge backed with comprehensive historical records, which help you to avoid hidden problems

  • Type approval schemes (LANTAC). One plan check and the same design can be used anywhere in England and Wales.  Updating and amendment are accommodated.

  • Coordination with local authority environmental services to help your building works progress smoothly and speedily

  • Free advice on complying with the Building Regulations and other approvals necessary

  • Ensuring health and safety

  • Technical expertise on a full range of building types and schemes

  • Site visits

  • Quality can be inbuilt by using the LABC process. We believe construction work should reflect the long-term nature of buildings. Make sure you avoid long term defects by using our services.

  • Applications can be made via one partner authority for any project in England and Wales.

 

Last Updated: 4 August 2019