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Service update: Monday 20th September 2021. All recycling collections, including pink sack and glass collections are back on this week starting with Wickford on Monday 20 September.

Thank you for your patience and understanding whilst services have been disrupted. Please remember to put out your sacks on your usual collection day and note that the Barleylands Recycling Centre has returned to its normal opening times.

A Guide To Renovating Your home

Our Guide To Renovating Your Home booklet It is not a substitute for professional advice but aims to show how your project will be affected by the Planning and Building Regulations.

The guide is divided into chapters that contain advice about popular projects and will explain whether or not you're likely to need Planning Permission or Building Regulations consent.

Read our Guide To Renovating Your Home - opens in a new browser window and provides special page turning capability.

Download: Icon for pdf LABC and Basildon Building Control - Guide to renovating your home [10.37MB]

Our Guide To Renovating Your Home booklet contents include:

  • IntroductionButton image - to downloadable document Guide to renovating your home
  • Planning your project
  • Funding your project
  • Green Deal
  • Consents that you may need
  • Assistance with selling your home
  • Getting your project started
  • Tips for employing builders
  • Conservatories
  • Alterations - partition walls/structural alterations
  • Changing your doors
  • Re-fitting kitchens
  • Re-fitting or adding bathrooms
  • Replacing or adding windows
  • Re-wiring and electrical alterations
  • Replacing boilers and alterations to heating systems
  • Chimneys, flues and wood burners
  • Re-roofing
  • Lighting
  • Re-decoration
  • Insulation
  • Outdoors
  • Conclusion
  • Contacts

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