Building regulations are national standards that apply to all types of buildings, from major new developments to an extension to your home – they cover all aspects of construction, including foundations, damp-proofing, the overall stability of the building, insulation, energy conservation, ventilation, heating, fire protection and means of escape in case of fire.
They also ensure that adequate access and facilities for people with disabilities are provided to buildings.
Below are a number of common types of development and links to forms and further advice for each. If you have a specific query not covered here, please contact building control via the contact us page.
- You may pay for building control services by credit card or cheque – please make cheques payable to Portsmouth City Council and separate cheques if also applying for planning permission