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Building Control
Lewes District Council
Southover House
Southover Road
East Sussex

Tel: 01273 484477
Fax: 01273 484452
Minicom 01273 484488

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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.) must advise your local authority either by submitting Full Plans application or a Building Notice. 

Most building work is coveredcomes under the regulations - 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:

Please note the Planning Portal states: "Any new structural opening between the conservatory and the existing house will require building regulations approval, even if the conservatory itself is an exempt structure."

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)