If you are undertaking development work on your property it is necessary to consider whether the project will require Planning Permission and Building Regulations. These are two separate applications and you will need to contact each department individually.
Building Regulations are a national set of standards and apply to most buildings both domestic and commercial. The Regulations are made under powers provided in the Building Act 1984 and apply in England and Wales. Building Regulations exist to ensure health and safety, energy conservation and access of buildings is maintained.
further information can be obtained from the planning portal and the LABC website by clicking the link's below.
Interactive Guide to Building Regulations and Planning Permission.
LABC home owners guide to the Building Regulations.
If you are having construction or refurbishment work done, you may also need to notify the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) and you may have other duties as well - find out more http://www.hse.gov.uk/construction/cdm/2015/index.htm
Find a registered electrician - A register of electricians belonging to the various CPS schemes www.electricalcompetentperson.co.uk/
General guidance - For general advice, guidance and information in easy to understand formats www.electricalsafetyfirst.org.uk/guidance
Technical Information regarding the Building Regulations can be obtained from the LABC Library by clicking on the following link;
Technical Information - LABC Library