Building Control

The Building Control system exists to make sure that buildings are properly designed and constructed so as to ensure the health, safety, welfare and convenience of people using them.

Building materials

Best Value Consultation

Welwyn Hatfield, Broxbourne, East Hertfordshire, Hertsmere, North Hertfordshire, Three Rivers and Stevenage Borough and District Councils are proposing to enter into an arrangement to establish a wholly-owned company dedicated solely to provide Building Control functions on a non-profit-making basis within these councils' areas.

If within these councils' areas you are a Building Control service user, potential service user, council tax payer, business rates payer or other person with an interest in the local authority areas, we at Three Rivers District Council (on behalf of the seven local authorities) shall be delighted to hear your views on the proposed arrangement by 5th December 2015. 

To give us your views, please write to us at Consult@Threerivers.gov.uk.

Building Control

The Building Control division of Welwyn Hatfield Borough Council administers the Building Regulations. The division deals with Building Regulations applications, ensures that the requirements of the Regulations and the Building Act are fulfilled and advises on building works.

Staff are always happy to discuss your proposals or any problems you may have. We recognise that some aspects of the Building Regulations are complex and even determining whether or not permission is required can be complicated.

It is always better to seek advice at the earliest opportunity to avoid possible problems at a later stage. Please contact us if you require any advice or further information. Please note the Building Control Officers are out on site visits from 10.30am to 4pm.

If you make a Building Control application, details of your application including applicant, agent, description of works and site address may be placed on this website.

Apply Online via Submit-a-Plan - Online payments now accepted!

We now accept electronic submission and payment of Building Control applications, plans and drawings. Please click on the link below:

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Building Control fees

Fixed fee tables have been produced for many categories of work. For work outside of these categories an independently determined charge will apply based on the amount of office time and inspections required, calculated using information supplied by the applicant.

Final inspections requested over 5 years after the last inspection is carried out will attract a charge of £195.84 payable in advance.

Please see our Building Control Application Forms page for Building Control forms and fee tables.

The following document contains more information on the 2010 changes to Building Control fees and charges pdf icon Building Control Fees Scheme 2010 [283KB].

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