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Local Authority Building Control and Awards

Cornwall Council Building Control Service is committed to maintaining the highest of standards in the design, approval and construction of buildings; whether you are a home owner, business or work in the construction industry we are here to help.

Our dedicated professional team provides a flexible and customer focused service throughout Cornwall and forms part of Local Authority Building Control (LABC). LABC is the member organisation representing all local authority building control departments in England and Wales, with 3,000 professional surveyors and support technicians members nationally.

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LABC promotes the design and construction of buildings that are safe, accessible and environmentally efficient as well as compliance with the Building Regulations.

LABC recognise quality design and construction with their annual Built In Quality Awards. For information on nominations for future awards please contact a member of our team.

Through ESConsult and LABC Consult we can offer a range of services to provide our customers with a one stop shop for all aspects of the development management process.

Use the links below to access information about national schemes or you can contact the Building Control Service in your local area direct.

  • LABC Registered Details enables developers, architects, designers, technical specifiers and contractors to register or use existing design details to minimise the Building Control checking and approval process.
  • LABC Partner Authority Scheme Through the Partnership Scheme, you can partner with a single local authority of your choice for pre-plans submission advice and plans approval for all your projects across the country.
  • LABC Warranty provides warranty services for residential, commercial and self-build developments. The warranties are accepted by the Council of Mortgage Lenders and noted in the Consumer Code for Home Builders. LABC Warranty provide a technical manual to show how developments can be constructed to meet the requirements of the warranty scheme.
  • Cornwall Building Control works with LABC Acoustics to provide sound testing and environmental acoustic reports.