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Guidance for your project

If you are a homeowner planning to update, renovate or extend your property, the below guides may be useful.

LABC guide to extending your home is a guide related to conversion and extension projects. It includes information on loft conversions, garage conversions, cellar conversions and building an extension.

The Planning Portal interactive house provides access to a wide range of information to help you with your project.

The Historic Buildings guide provides information on regulations and requirements to do with historic buildings.

Building over or near a public sewer or shared drain

If you are thinking about building an extension, conservatory or garage to your home, this could have an impact on your underground sewers. At an early stage you will need to know where your pipes are as this could affect your design. You may also need approval from Southern Water.

Party wall guidance

If you intend to carry out building work affecting the party wall or make excavations near the party wall you will need to be aware of your responsibilities detailed in the Party Wall etc. Act 1996. This is a separate piece of legislation to the building regulations and is not controllable by us.

Contact information

Building Control

Seaclose Offices
Fairlee Road
Newport
Isle of Wight
PO30 2QS

Monday to Thursday 8.30am to 5pm
Friday 8.30am to 4.30pm
Officers are primarily based away from the office so please make an appointment if you require an “in person” meeting or before visiting the office.