What is Building Control?

The principle function of Building Control is to ensure that any new building work is carried out in compliance with current regulations and standards. In this way, the Building Control service helps to ensure that buildings are safe and comfortable in use, accessible and energy efficient.


In addition to overseeing current building work, the Building Control team also perform important public service by ensuring that potentially dangerous buildings are made safe, and that unauthorised building work is brought up to standard.


East Sussex Building Control is a Partnership organisation which carries out the Building Control function on behalf of four separate local authorities, covering Eastbourne and Hastings Boroughs,  and Rother and Wealden Districts.


We aim to work with and alongside property owners, architects engineers and developers to ensure compliance with the Building Regulations. By providing a shared service over multiple authorities, customers working across the region can utilise a single point of contact for Building Regulations queries and applications, and expect a greater degree of consistency in service

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