Tyne and Wear Building Control

Our homeowner guides give easy-to-understand advice on extensions, conversions, renovations and other projects.

Tyne and Wear Building Control
Incorporating Gateshead, Newcastle, North Tyneside, South Tyneside and Sunderland Councils

Guide to Renovating Your Home

Tyne and Wear Guide to Renovating Your Home
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If you're a homeowner and planning an extension or conversion, you may need a building regulations inspection as well as planning permission. Whereas planning permission is about how a building looks, building regulations make sure your home is structurally safe.

Getting building work approved by your local council's building control team guarantees that the work is safe and up to building regulations standards as well as protecting you against rogue builders. So seek their advice before starting any building project.

Building control contacts

Gateshead
Building Control Manager: Barry Ashley
Tel: 0191 433 3150
Email: buildingcontrol@gateshead.gov.uk
Web: www.gateshead.gov.uk/Building and Development/regs/Home.aspx

Newcastle
Building Control Manager: David Ewles
Tel: 0191 211 6180
Email: building.control@newcastle.gov.uk
Web: www.newcastle.gov.uk/planning-and-buildings/building-control

North Tyneside
Building Control Manager: Craig Gill
Tel: 0191 643 6012
Email: building.control@northtyneside.gov.uk
Web: http://my.northtyneside.gov.uk/category/906/building-control

South Tyneside
Building Control Manager: Ian Wilkinson
Tel: 0191 424 7430
Email: Xbuildingcontrol@southtyneside.gov.uk
Web: www.southtyneside.gov.uk/article/36150/Building-control-services

Sunderland
Building Control Manager: Paul Baxter
Tel: 0191 520 5555
Email: buildingcontrol@sunderland.gov.uk
Web: www.sunderland.gov.uk/buildingcontrol

Guide to Extending Your Home

Tyne and Wear Guide to Extending Your Home
Click here to read the guide

If you're a homeowner and planning an extension or conversion, you may need a building regulations inspection as well as planning permission. Whereas planning permission is about how a building looks, building regulations make sure your home is structurally safe.

Getting building work approved by your local council's building control team guarantees that the work is safe and up to building regulations standards as well as protecting you against rogue builders. So seek their advice before starting any building project.

Building control contacts

Gateshead
Building Control Manager: Barry Ashley
Tel: 0191 433 3150
Email: buildingcontrol@gateshead.gov.uk
Web: www.gateshead.gov.uk/Building and Development/regs/Home.aspx

Newcastle
Building Control Manager: David Ewles
Tel: 0191 211 6180
Email: building.control@newcastle.gov.uk
Web: www.newcastle.gov.uk/planning-and-buildings/building-control

North Tyneside
Building Control Manager: Craig Gill
Tel: 0191 643 6012
Email: building.control@northtyneside.gov.uk
Web: http://my.northtyneside.gov.uk/category/906/building-control

South Tyneside
Building Control Manager: Ian Wilkinson
Tel: 0191 424 7430
Email: Xbuildingcontrol@southtyneside.gov.uk
Web: www.southtyneside.gov.uk/article/36150/Building-control-services

Sunderland
Building Control Manager: Paul Baxter
Tel: 0191 520 5555
Email: buildingcontrol@sunderland.gov.uk
Web: www.sunderland.gov.uk/buildingcontrol