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We can offer you a range of services to provide assistance through the Building Regulations process -

Preliminary consultations

Before you submit a formal application to us you can informally discuss your proposals in order to assist with the development of your project. We can provide -

  • designated case officer to see your project through from inception to completion
  • agreement of basic principles
  • site history - ground conditions, for example
  • meetings held at your office
  • written report of discussions
  • plan assessment

Full plan assessment

For full plans applications, the plan assessment process includes the following services -

  • initial assessment target is 10 working days
  • communication made by telephone, fax, letter or meeting and email by arrangement
  • meetings held at your offices
  • over specification identified, for Building Regulations purposes
  • conditional approvals available

Site inspections

Given that Kingston upon Hull is a compact city and our offices are centrally located, the following site inspection is available -

  • customer promise - same day inspections guaranteed if requested before 10am (excluding weekends and statutory holidays)
  • site inspection tailored to suit your construction programme
  • advice readily given on site (when appropriate)

Service standards

We aim to -

  • acknowledge receipt of all Building Regulation applications within three working days
  • undertake our full plans application assessments within 10 working days
  • issue decisions on full plans applications within the statutory period
  • undertake site inspections on the same day if requested, before 10am
  • reply to all enquiry letters within 10 working days
  • provide a technical advisory service during office opening hours
  • provide a free pre-application consultation service
  • provide advice on local ground conditions
  • provide qualified staff with extensive local knowledge
  • deal with any complaints openly and speedily
  • be polite and helpful
  • work to continually improve our performance to achieve our targets
  • provide communication and advice that reflects the diverse needs of the community


We are required by law to charge for our services and while the framework for charging is regulated by central Government, we endeavour to make sure that you are given the best price. The following are offered to assist with determining the appropriate fee -

  • discussions to agree project costs from which our fees are derived (when relevant)
  • written fee quotations on request
  • fee reductions available for certain building types
  • extetnsive range of discounts available for repeat or repetitive work

Local Authority Building Control (LABC) new home warranty

The types of development for which cover can be arranged for are -

  • speculatively built residential housing
  • social housing
  • self build

LABC new home warranty caters for conversion, new build and mixed use developments.  Working alongside one of our surveyors, additional audits are undertaken to ensure that the highest possible standards are achieved. 

LABC social housing warranty provides for the cost of complete, partial rebuilding or rectifying work to the new development which has been affected by major change.

LABC self build warranty has been designed specifically for people building their own homes and applies to both new build and conversions. LABC new home warranty is administered by MD Insurance Services Limited.

How to apply 

To find out more details about the warranties available please contact LABC new home warranty on 0845 054 4333 or visit the new LABC new home warranty website (link opens in a new window).

Other services available

We also provide clients with the following additional services -

  • pre-application advice
  • qualified staff with expert knowledge of the building regulations and local issues
  • SAP/SBEM and EPCs
  • sound testing
  • air tightness testing
  • fire risk assessments on new and existing buildings
  • advice on the requirements of the Disability Discrimination Act 1995
  • information on Yorkshire Water sewer positions
  • LABC arbitration process

Download our brochure detailing our building control services below -

Hull City Council recognises the importance of delivering high quality services that meet your needs. How you see the services provided by us determines whether we succeed or fail. As part of our pursuit of Service Excellence, we want to know your views of the services provided - whether they are good or bad. If you have a suggestion that may improve the services we provide let us know. All of this information will help us to provide services that:

  • Are reliable
  • Meet your needs
  • Represent value for money

We recognise that things do go wrong from time to time, and when they do, we need to know about them. Similarly, when a particular service that we provide is working well, and you are satisfied with it - we want to know. This is so that we can share this good practice for the benefit of others.

If you require a Customer Feedback Form then please contact 01482 300 300.   


Contact us

Hull Building Control
Hull City Council
2nd Floor
Alfred Gelder Street

Tel: 01482 300 300
Textphone: 01482 300 349

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