- Applying for Building Regulations Approval (.pdf, 257kb)
- Introductory guide to extensions produced by the Planning Portal (external link)
- Inspection of building work in progress (.pdf, 254Kb)
- Regularisation procedure (.pdf, 250Kb)
- Types of garage and carport exempt from Building Regulations (.pdf, 698Kb)
- Conservatories and porches exempt from Building Regulations (.pdf, 654Kb)
- Smoke detectors in dwellings (.pdf, 500Kb)
- Building Regulations and loft conversions (.pdf, 350Kb)
- Part P Building Regulations - Electrical safety (.pdf, 39Kb)
- Choosing a builder - avoid the cowboy (.pdf, 307Kb)
- Replacement of windows, roof windows, rooflights and external doors (.pdf, 394kb)
- Conservation of Fuel and Power - Guidance for designers (.pdf, 195Kb)
- Conservation of Fuel and Power - Guidance for householders (.pdf, 328Kb)
- Access to our services (.pdf, 280Kb)
- Removal of asbestos from buildings prior to demolition (.pdf, 35Kb)
- Carrying out building work? Wigan Council's Building Control Service is here to help you (.pdf, 44Kb)
- Building Regulations - Explanatory booklet (external link)
- The Party Wall Act 1996 - Explanatory booklet (external link)
Do you require planning permission or building regulation consent for building works at your home? (.pdf, 315Kb)
We can advise you on consents you need to make for your house extension, garage or outbuilding if you fill and return this simple form.
Enquiries regarding whether planning permission and/or building regulation consent was required for building works already carried out on dwellings (.pdf, 472Kb)
We have a procedure to handle these types of enquiries which usually arise when dwellings are being sold and questions are raised by purchasers or their Solicitors. Please complete this form to help us decide whether the building works which have been carried out would have required planning permission or building regulation consent. A fee of £51.75 is payable in advance for this service. A guidance note (.pdf, 55Kb) has been prepared to explain this procedure.
Full plans Building Regulation application (.pdf, 284Kb)
Use this form to make a full building regulation application.
Building Notice (.pdf, 284kb)
Even where we have said that you need approval, it is not always essential to deposit full plans. If you have the confidence to be sure the works you are carrying out will be approved, and that you can meet the requirements of the Building Regulations as work proceeds, you may use the 'Building Notice' procedure.
Building notice for the replacement of windows, rooflights and certain doors to dwellings (.pdf, 328Kb)
You can use this notice to notify us of your intention to install replacement windows, rooflights and certain doors to dwellings. A guidance note (.pdf, 63Kb) has been prepared to explain this procedure.
Scaffolding licence (.pdf, 265Kb)
You must complete this form if you propose to erect a scaffold on the highway, including footpaths and grass verges.
Hoarding licence (.pdf, 203Kb)
You must complete this form if you propose to erect a hoarding on the highway, including footpaths.
Notice of demolition (.pdf, 268Kb) | Removal of asbestos from buildings prior to demolition (.pdf, 35Kb)
Complete this form to give Notice of Demolition under Section 80 of the 1984 Building Act.
Regularisation certificate (.pdf, 413Kb)
A Regularisation form should be completed for work which has already been carried out.
Building Notice for electrical work associated with dwellings (.pdf, 106Kb)
Use this form when electrical work is being carried out by a person who is not Part P registered.
Approved Document Part P - Electrical safety in dwellings - Guidance note (.pdf, 281Kb)
Guidance note for electrical work.
Partner Authority Scheme (.pdf, 406Kb)
The Partner Authority Scheme enables companies to 'partner' with their preferred Local Authority. Customers who use this scheme benefit from added value and services not previously enjoyed, by pulling together the expertise of both Partner and Inspecting authorities.