About us

We believe in making the development of your home as easy as possible. We aim to give you the tools to simplify the process and put you in touch with the people you need, when you need them from conception to completion.

Working with your local authority

Building Control Communications is operated on behalf of individual local authority building control departments by Zinc Communicate Productions Ltd. This is an exclusive contract and no other publishing company has the authority to produce these publications.

We work to provide a unique source of information to keep householders up to date with building regulations and planning issues and also identify the right tradesperson for their project.

We achieve this through:

  • Home&Build - This website provides online information for homeowners and designers undertaking domestic projects. It enables homeowners and designers to understand if the building regulations apply to a project and how to get in-touch with their local authority team using the Postcode Search. The website also has suggestions for creating dream homes and finding tradespeople, designers and materials – including advice on how to create contracts with recognised suppliers. To subscribe to our email updates please click here.
  • Homeowner Guides - These give homeowners easy-to-understand advice on extensions, conversions, renovations and other projects and are available directly from your local council in both print and eBook format. Here is an example of a homeowner guide.