Building Regulations

Building Regulations

North Staffordshire Building Control Partnership

The North Staffordshire Building Control Partnership is a partnership between the Building Control departments of Stoke-on-Trent City Council and Newcastle-under-Lyme Borough Council.

What are the Building Regulations?

Building Regulations are national standards that apply to all types of buildings, from major new developments to an extension or alteration to your home.  They cover all aspects of construction, including:

  • Foundations
  • Drainage
  • Damp-proofing
  • The stability of the building
  • Insulation
  • Energy conservation
  • Ventilation
  • Heating
  • Fire protection
  • Means of escape in case of fire
  • Access and facilities for people with disabilities

The current standards are the Building Regulations 2010, which are made under The Building Act 1984.  The Building Regulations 2010 apply throughout England and Wales, and are constantly being reviewed to improve health and safety as well as improving efficiency.

North Staffordshire Building Control Partnership

The North Staffordshire Building Control Partnership (NSBCP) is responsible for making sure developments and buildings throughout the North Staffordshire region are safe and meet national standards. 

The advantages of North Staffordshire Building Control Partnership.

Whether you are an owner, developer or builder, NSBCP can provide you with a well-established service.  The level of service you receive, which will include a co-ordinated approach involving other local authority services, cannot be found in any other competing private building control service.

The advantages are:

  • Local knowledge backed with a comprehensive background of historical records which help you to avoid the hidden problems of your building project, no matter how large or small
  • Local Authority Building Control registered details offering designers and contractors design details that streamline the building control process
  • Co-ordination with other local authority regulatory services to help your building works to progress smoothly and speedily
  • Impartiality – all charges are invested in the service you receive.  There is no profit motive in NSBCP, only a desire to provide a value for money service which is accountable and impartial
  • Getting it right first time – concentrating on prevention rather than cure.  This saves you time and money, as well as protecting reputations of the professionals involved in your project
  • Technical expertise on a full range of building types and schemes, both traditional and innovative
  • Being locally based we can respond with site visits when you want them
  • Built-in quality.  We believe construction standards should reflect the long-term nature of buildings.  Avoid long term defects by using NSBCP services.

We guarantee:

  • Fast turnaround of plans submitted to us
  • Site inspection service tailored to your needs
  • Comprehensive knowledge of local ground conditions
  • Dedicated surveyors assigned to projects
  • Pre-application meetings free of charge
  • Conditional or Stage approvals

Other services offered by North Staffordshire Building Control Partnership

As well as offering a comprehensive building control services, NSBCP also offer the following services:

  • Advice on all aspects of building design, including fire safety and energy assessment
  • Advice on access for disabled people to the built environment
  • Co-ordinating Safety at Sports Grounds certification
  • Advising licensing authorities on technical safety issues
  • Inspecting dangerous structures and demolitions


North Staffordshire Building Control Partnership

PO Box 630

Civic Centre

Glebe Street




Tel:  01782 232459