Guidance on building control, building regulations and home improvements
Guidance on ways to meet the building regulations
Guidance on the building control application process, including fees and quotes
Step by step guidance on the building control process.
This section provides guidance that is offered by the Dorset Technical Committee on stairlifts, external rendering, timber stud walls, decking, raised patios.
Guidance on specific areas of construction from roofing to electrical advice and thatched roof coverings to insulation materials.
Advice about the requirements for the extension or construction of new buildings with thatched roofs that are within 12m of a boundary.
Find out what types of buildings and which types of building works are exempt.
You must check if you need approval before you construct or change buildings.