Advice, guides and information


LABC (Local Authority Building Control) they provide a series of videos and information for homeowners considering building work as well as further information about the building regulations?

The Home & Build blog offers advice on extensions and building projects.


Please see below our useful guides for those looking at extending or renovating.

The guides provide information for both general builders and diy enthusiasts, and give advice and insight into the legal requirements when carrying out building works on dwellings, i.e. the requirement for planning permission, building regulations approval and party wall agreements, and details the technical requirements for various projects, i.e. extensions, loft conversions, garage conversions and other alterations.

Download the Guide to extending your home (ebook)

Download the Guide to renovating your home (ebook).

Please look through the Advice on building projects section of the LABC website for further information and advice.

Further information

Another particularly useful tool is the 'interactive house' and should be able to tell you if building regulation approval  is required.

You do not need to get approval yourself if you use someone registered with a competent person scheme (, for example for electrical installations (Electrical work) or putting in replacement windows.

More information for homeowners

Page owner: Lindsay Goodman. Last updated: 17/10/2017 15:11