A partner authority scheme allows a company to partner with a council of their own choice.

The partner authority will deal with all pre-application and design work wherever the project is located in England and Wales. 

How to become a partner

Contact us to find out about becoming a partner.

Benefits of partnering

  • partnering helps those companies who operate in multiple locations and deal with many councils
  • partnering enables a company or adviser to have a one to one working relationship with a preferred council for advice and plan appraisal
  • site inspections are carried out by the council where each project is carried out
  • the Local Authority Building Control LABC has over 2,500 successful partnership agreements throughout the country
  • professionals working in regional or national companies also like a business relationship with the following benefits
  • the convenience of a single building control Partner Authority managing the process in councils around the country
  • consistent advice and approach to best practice
  • competitive pricing
  • expert knowledge from people who have practical experience in innovative design
  • a multi-disciplined approach co-ordinating specialists from fire, police, highways, environmental health and planning
  • detailed local knowledge and local circumstances to provide solutions on 'difficult' or complex sites
  • a fast turnaround on plan checking, inspection and completion certification

Contact information

Building Regulation and Standards

Bristol City Council
City Hall
PO Box 3399
Bristol BS1 9NE

Opening Hours

You'll need to make an appointment to visit us in person. Call us to book an appointment.

Appointments are at:
City Hall
College Green

Email: building.control@bristol.gov.uk
Tel: 0117 922 3000