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Building Control

Building Regulation applications are required for most building projects:-

  • New buildings
  • Extensions
  • Garages and garage conversions
  • Loft conversions
  • Barn conversions
  • Subdividing a house into flats
  • Various other internal and external alterations to a building

We will be happy to advise you what is required and what to do if an application is needed.

Please contact us on 01744 676240 / 676242 or  e-mail buildingcontrol@sthelens.gov.uk

You may also call into our offices in Wesley House, Corporation Street, St Helens, WA10 1HF during office hours ( Monday to Friday 09:00am to 5:00pm - excluding public holidays ).

You may  submit your Building Regulation Application to us online

  • Submit your application form with up to 8 drawings.
  • The drawings / specifications can be in either pdf or word document format.
  • Drawings etc. must have a combined file size no larger than 25MB.
  • If you have further drawings, please e-mail them to us at buildingcontrol@sthelens.gov.uk .
  • Please refer to your online application if you have submitted any further documents by email.

Alternatively, you may submit the application

Charges are generally payable with your application; see Related Documents below. 

If you have any queries please phone Building Control on 01744 676240 or 01744 676242, or email  buildingcontrol@sthelens.gov.uk

You can now search for applications online.  

If you are concerned that a building or other structure ( wall, fence etc. ) is in a dangerous condition please contact Building Control.

  • Phone Building Control on 01744 676242 or 01744 676240 ( Monday to Friday 09:00am to 5:00pm - excluding public holidays ).
  • Council's Contact Centre on 01744 676789

If you intend to demolish a building or part of a building, you are required to notify the Council in writing, giving six weeks notice under Section 80 of the Building Act 1984.

This requirement does not apply to:

  • Buildings with a cubic content not more than 1750 cubic feet
  • Certain agricultural buildings
  • Internal parts of a building

Please complete a Section 80 Notice of Intended Demolition and provide a site plan clearly identifying the building(s) to be demolished the site boundaries.

This information can be e-mailed to buildingcontrol@sthelens.gov.uk

Alternatively, post to St Helens Council, Building Control Wesley House, Corporation Street, St Helens, WA10 1HF

A charge of £150.00 is payable to the Council for consideration of the demolition notification.

If you have any queries please phone Building Control on 01744 676240 or 01744 676242

To apply for :

  • an existing property or site to be renamed or renumbered
  • a new property or site to be given street names and numbers

please email: buildingcontrol@sthelens.gov.uk and include:

  • your name and address
  • the current address of the property to be changed (if applicable)
  • you may include a suggested name or number for the property
  • A location plan / site layout plan to identify the building(s).

There is a charge for this, please refer to the Street Naming and Numbering Charges document.

For further information, please contact our office on 01744 676242 or 01744 676240.

Designated sports grounds and sports grounds with a covered stand that holds 500 or more spectators require a Safety Certificate from the Council.