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You can download most of the information from the 'related documents' section of this page.
Applications, fees and other forms
Full plans, building notice, user survey and more. Most forms are available to complete online or download and return.
Choosing a builder
Things to consider before choosing a builder.
Converting a property?
Are you aware of your legal obligation to provide a separate connection to the water main? Please see Are you converting a property or changing its use? at Bristol Water for further information.
Electrical Regulations and Safety
From 1st January 2005, Part P of the Building Regulations has been in force covering Electrical Safety. This leaflet explains what works are covered by the legislation, and whether you need to make an application. Further information can be obtained from the Department for Communities and Local Government website
Energy performance certificates (EPCs)
The table sets out the stages by which the Regulations come into force between 19 April 2007 and 1 October 2008
Getting Building Regulation approval
Ways to obtain Building Regulations approval through your Local Authority.
GreenSpec gives a guide to sustainable construction, it provides information to help you design more energy and resource efficient buildings using materials and technologies to help minimise damage to people and the environment.
Ground contamination advice
Contaminants and relevant actions.
The LABC New Home Warranty is a quality service offering specific competitive products for speculative residential housing, social housing and self build.
Guidance notes for loft conversions to existing two-storey dwellings.
Notes for builders
General guidance notes for builders.
Gives information on the Building Regulations and general advice on how they apply to various types of common building work.
Replacement windows to existing dwellings.
Are you replacing the tiles or carrying out any other works to your roof? Read our checklist to see if an application is necessary.
The official magazine of LABC
Smoke Detection and Fire Alarms
Smoke detection and alarm systems in dwellings.
Bristol City Council no longer has a licence to copy ordnance survey/street plans (site plans). These can now be obtained from:
Stanfords, 29 Corn Street, Bristol BS1 1HT
Tel: 0117 92 99966
National Map Centre
Tel: 020 72222466
The guidelines are to advise you of certain requirements if you are considering extending or constructing a thatched roof building less than 12m from your boundary.
Trees and buildings
Trees benefit the environment but can lead to problems with buildings if care is not taken at the planting or building construction stage, follow the link to find out more.
Pages in the section
Building Regulations and Standards Brunel House St George's Road Bristol, BS1 5UY Opening Hours
We operate 'appointment only' visits to this office. Please telephone 0117 922 3000 to book an appointment.
If you have queries about a specific application, please telephone before 10.30am.
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