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Industry updates

Revised Domestic Extension Guide

A revised version of the FODDC Domestic Extension Guide has been added to the 'Apply for Building Regulations Approval' page of the website.

The document can also be downloaded using the following link:

FODDC Domestic Extensions Guide June 2018

Amended application fees - effective as of 1st April 2018

Please note our Building Regulations application fees will be updated on 1st April 2018. For a copy of the amended fee schedule see:

Fire Safety

Fire Safety Guidance for Holiday Accommodation

A new document has been produced by the Government to provide information on complying with fire safety law for people who provide sleeping accommodation:

Safety in the home

Gloucestershire Fire and Rescue Service provide:

Party Wall Act

If you are carrying out building work close to the boundary or party wall to your property, please check the following information about the Party wall act:

Local Authority Building Control (LABC)

We are a member of Local Authority Building Control (LABC) which represents local authority building control in England and Wales.

It promotes the design and construction of buildings that meet the Building regulations and are:

  • safe
  • accessible
  • environmentally efficient

They provide useful services for building professionals including:

  • guidance notes
  • new home warranties

Guidance on home improvements

We have produced guidance documents on the following home improvements - please view: