Building regulations

Guidance on how to comply with the Building Regulations.

Building regulations

Building regulations cover a wide range of building work from major office, shop and residential developments to small domestic works like extensions, through lounges and loft conversions.

They ensure the health and safety of people in and around buildings by providing functional requirements for building design and construction. In addition, the regulations promote energy efficiency in buildings and contribute to meeting the needs of disabled people.

Builders and developers are required to obtain building control approval, an independent check that they comply with the building regulations.

The Building Regulations 2010 (as amended) are the current regulations.

See our Building Regulations approval section for information on common building projects and whether or not Building Regulations approval is required.

Please contact us if you have any doubts or need more information.

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