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Competent persons register

Change of telephone number

The telephone number for building control has changed to 01604 526045.

The competent person scheme allows individuals and companies to self-certify that their work complies with the Building Regulations as an alternative to submitting a building regulation application.

An installer registered with a competent person scheme will notify us of the works on your behalf and will issue you with a certificate on completion. The certificate can be used as proof of compliance and will show up on solicitor’s local authority searches if you sell your home.

If you don't use a registered installer you'll have to submit a building notice or full plans application and pay a fee to building control for inspection of the work you've carried out.

More information about competent person schemes can be found at GOV.UK.

Last updated 25 January 2024