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Building Regulation


Building regulations are minimum safety and integrity standards for design, construction and alterations to virtually every building. The regulations are developed by the UK government and approved by Parliament.

It is a responsibility under the construction health and safety regulations. 

Building regulations set standards for the design and construction of buildings to ensure the health and safety for the users of the building.  They include requirements of adequate thermal resistance (U- values) and facilities for disabilities access and move around inside buildings.

The Building Regulations  cover the construction and extension of buildings, and these regulations are supported by Approved Documents. Approved Documents are detailed practical guidance on compliance with the regulations.

Building control often require clients to get a build over agreement or build near sewer agreement from the Water Authority.

Building regulations approval is different from planning permission and you may  need both for your project. The vast majority of developments requires Building Regulations.

You can apply to any local authority’s building control department or an Approved private Inspector for building regulations approval.

We will submit the application to the Building Control with detailed drawings on behalf of the client to get an approval and any necessary agreements with the water authority.

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