Do I need Approval for Outbuildings?
If you want to put up small detached buildings such as a garden shed or summerhouse in your garden, building regulations will not normally apply if the floor area of the building is less than 15 square metres and contains NO sleeping accommodation. Click here to read the full article.
Important – Payment by Cheque
Online payments are preferred but if you want to send a cheque please ensure it is payable to Elmbridge Building Control Services or EBCS. ** CHEQUES WITH LTD WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED **
Health & Safety – Busy Builder Fact Sheets
As part of the Memorandum of Understanding between the Health and Safety Executive and the Building Control Alliance we are please to provide some Busy Builder sheets with information on health and safety matters on building sites. The sheets can be found here.
England’s First Building Control Mutual is One Year Old
One year ago on 1 August 2015, Elmbridge Borough Council created England’s first building control mutual – Elmbridge Building Control Services Limited (EBCS). For the last year EBCS has successfully provided the Council’s building control services and managed the applications from developers in Elmbridge including residents and businesses. Elmbridge Borough Council has a highly qualified…
EBCS donates essential site surveying equipment
Previous Guildford College student donates essential site surveying equipment On Wednesday 11 May, Guildford College’s Construction department were kindly donated some ex-local authority site surveying equipment by a previous student of the College. The equipment, which included a theodolite (used to measure the height of contours) and an electronic distance meter, are essential tools used…
LABC Awards – Grand Final Winners Announced
Best in construction celebrated at LABC Building Excellence Awards Grand Final Outstanding construction was celebrated last night (10 November) as nearly 700 UK building industry professionals gathered for the Grand Finals of the 2015 LABC Building Excellence Awards. Contractors, architects, designers and local authority building control surveyors were among the guests at the Lancaster London…