Solar PV Guidance

If you are considering having a Solar PV or Thermal installation fitted to your roof then you will require building regulations approval.

Solar panel guidance

Please read our Solar panel guidance for further information.

If the installer is not registered with a competent person scheme for the installation of solar PV, an application for Building Regulations approval is required. 

You will need to notify us once work has commenced and we will arrange inspections with you to check the work is compliant. Assuming the work complies and after the final inspection we will be able to issue you with a completion certificate. This certificate can be used to assist in the conveyancing process when selling your property.

Building control application forms