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Lewes District Council
Southover House
Southover Road
East Sussex

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Work Under Building Control and Exempt Work

Details of the types of building work that is covered under the Building Regulations and work that is exempt.

Work under the Regulations

Before you build, extend or convert, you or your agent (architect, builder, developer etc.) are required to advise your Local Authority either by submitting Full Plans application or a Building Notice. 

Most building work comes under the regulations and the following list is an idea of what is covered:

Exempt Buildings and Work

The following list of building works may be exempt from Building Regulations subject to each item in the list being satisfied.  Please call Building Control if you are unsure.

Conservatories if:

Small detached buildings (including sheds/garages) if:

Carports if:


Detached Greenhouses and Agricultural Buildings if:

The removal of chimneys if:

The removal of walls if:

Temporary buildings:


LABC Homeowner's Guide to Conservatories
PDF LABC Homeowner's Guide to Conservatories (0.31mb)