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Gives information on the Building Regulations and general advice on how they apply to various types of common building work.
Applications, fees and other forms
Full plans, building notice, user survey and more. Most forms are available to complete online or download and return.
Access to and use of buildings - Removal of WCs
If your planned project involves a WC being removed, this would be a material alteration if:
- the WC is in the entrance storey of a dwelling
- the WC is the only one in that storey
- the storey contains habitable rooms
If this is the case, the WC must not be removed or made less compliant with Part M of the Building Regulations unless you provide another WC in the entrance storey that has the same level of compliance with Part M as the old WC.
Converting a property?
Are you aware of your legal obligation to provide a separate connection to the water main? Please see Bristol Water for further information.
Electrical Regulations and Safety
From 1 January 2005, Part P of the Building Regulations has been in force covering Electrical Safety. Further information can be obtained from The Planning Portal
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.
The LABC New Home Warranty is a quality service offering specific competitive products for speculative residential housing, social housing and self build.
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
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Building Regulations and Standards Brunel House, 2nd floor, Brunel Wing Bristol City Council, PO Box 3176 Bristol, BS3 9FS 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.
St George's Road
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