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Building Control

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Ensuring the health safety and welfare of all people in and around built environments.

The Building Regulations help ensure that new buildings, conversions, renovations and extensions (domestic or commercial) are going to be safe, healthy and high-performing.

Detailed regulations cover specific topics including: structural integrity, fire protection, accessibility, energy performance, acoustic performance, protection against falls, fuel safety.

They also lay standards for drains, ventilation, protection against the ingress of water and protection against contamination including methane and radon gas.  

The Building (Guernsey) Regulations are defined by the States of Guernsey. Political responsibility for the delivery of the Building Control service and the development of the local regulations and deemed to satisfy guidance sits with the Development and Planning Authority.

Due to the high volume of applications, and receipt of several large-scale applications, the registration of planning and building control applications is currently running at around three weeks from receipt of submissions, whereas applications are normally registered in a week. Customers are asked to please be patient and not chase their applications soon after submission as this will further delay the registration process. The team is working hard to reduce this timescale and priority has been given within the team to registration of applications.  Planning and building control applications will be registered and processed as soon as possible.


What does Building Control deliver?

Building Control:

Approval from building control is also important when selling or re-mortgaging a home.


Building Control Licences


Building Regulation Exemptions

The following may be exempt from the need for a Building Regulation Licence:

Detailed information can be found in the pdf icon GN 01 Exempt Buildings and Works [333kb] and if the work you intend to undertake falls under one of these groups you can submit an pdf icon Exempt Work Notification Form [318kb] filling out the necessary information.

If you are not the owner of the property or land please ensure you have owner's authority. Please submit the completed and signed pdf icon Owners Declaration [255kb] with your enquiry.

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