Building control

If you’re building something new, or making changes to an existing building, you may need building regulations approval.

This makes sure that the work meets health and safety, energy and accessibility standards, and gives you the certificates of compliance you need when you want to sell your home.

If you intend to carry out work, please contact the Building Control Section at Corby Borough Council and we will be able to advise and help you to comply with the Building Regulations.

How to request a site inspection

You can request an inspection by calling the number below You will need to provide your full site address or application number  Please note the following when booking:

  • next day inspections must be requested before 4.00pm
  • morning inspections will take place between 10am and 12am
  • afternoon inspections will take place between 2pm and 4pm

Contact Building Control 

Building Control Section
Corby Borough Council
Deene House
New Post Office Square
NN17 1GD

Tel:  01536 464171/01536 464664
Fax:  01536 464634

Or email us at:

Or complete this customer service questionnaire

"Out of hours" Emergency Telephone number for Dangerous Structures Reports etc is 01536 400088.
If you cannot get through or want to speak to another department please use the main reception number which can be found on the Main Council Contact Information Page 

Application Information, Forms and Charges

Exempt Works

If you have checked that the building work you propose needs Building Control approval, you will need to make an application for approval.

Types of Building Regulations Applications

There are three types of application form used to make a Building Regulation application depending on the circumstances of your job.
Only one of the three is normally required:

  1. Building Notice - Used for domestic projects only. 
  2. Full Plans - Used for either domestic or non domestic projects. 
  3. Regularisation - Used to apply for retrospective approval for unauthorised work that has already started or been completed without first making an application. Higher Fees apply than if a Building Notice or Full Plans application had been made and not all works can be regularised. 


Building Control Fees
It is best if we can fully understand the nature and extent of the proposed building work before assessing the level of the fee.
Please contact one of our surveyors or email to discuss your project.  

Corby guide to extending your home e booklet

More information available on Local Authority Building Control website

Last updated: Thursday 2nd May 2019 02:11:28 PM
Review date: Sunday 26th April 2020 02:08:11 PM