Building Regulations

 

You may require building regulations approval for the work you are carrying out. Building regulations make sure that the design and construction of a building is safe.

Building Regulations Approval

They are separate from planning permission and for some developments you may need planning permission and building regulations approval.

Before you start any building work, you should always check with your local planning authority whether you need building regulations approval. We can do this for you and handle the whole submission and approval process.

Please contact your local office who will be able to advise you further. Please download the files below for further information or contact us.

Supporting Documents Building Regulations - Explanatory Booklet » This booklet provides an introduction to the Building Regulations in England and Wales and is intended for anyone proposing to carry out building projects.

Part A Structure

Approved Document A contains design standards and guidance for the structural stability and safety of all buildings and provides direction on how not to affect the structural integrity of other buildi...

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Part B Fire Safety

Approved Document B addresses fire safety precautions which must be adhered to, to ensure the safety of occupants, firefighters and those close to the building in the event of a fire. The document co...

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Part C Site Preparation and Resistance t…

Approved Document C provides instruction on resistance to contaminants and moisture, including ensuring buildings are protected from both weather and water damage, from dangerous substances such as ra...

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Part D Toxic Substances

Approved Document D contains guidance on controlling toxic substances used in building works. It focuses on health and safety guidance for using a barrier in a cavity wall to prevent harmful fume...

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Part E Resistance to the passage of soun…

Approved Document E provides guidance on the resistance to the passage of sound in domestic buildings, in schools and flats. This guidance applies to new buildings, to alterations to pre-existing prem...

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Part F Ventilation

Approved Document F provides guidance on building ventilation, including building air quality and preventing condensation in a domestic or non-domestic structure.  In a domestic property, ventil...

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Part G Sanitation, hot water safety and …

Approved Document G provides guidance on the supply of water to a property, including water safety, hot water supply, sanitation and water efficiency i.e. an easily accessible water supply that doesn...

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Part H Drainage and Waste Disposal

Approved Document H offers guidance on drainage including foul and surface water and rainwater, and sanitary waste disposal, including sewage structures and their upkeep.    The document pr...

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Part J Combustion appliances and fuel st…

Approved Document J provides guidance on the safe installation and usage of heat producing appliances, including boilers, chimneys and flues, and offers advice on safe fuel storage installations, incl...

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Part K Protection from falling, collisio…

Approved Document K includes advice on protection from falling, collision and impact.  Protection from falling involves the fitting of safety measures on staircases, ramps and ladders, as well a...

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Part L Conservation of fuel and power

Approved Document L1A: Conservation of fuel and power in new dwellings Approved Document L provides guidance on the conservation of fuel and power.  It is split into four parts, L1A covers...

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Part M Access to and use of buildings

Approved Document M: Volume 1 - Dwellings Approved Document M provides information about the ease of access to, and use of, buildings, including facilities for disabled visitors or occupants, and the...

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Part N Glazing Safety withdrawn

Approved Document N was withdrawn in England in 2013 and the functional requirements and technical guidance it contained were moved into Approved Document K. This included the use of safety glaz...

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Part P Electrical Safety

Approved Document P: Electrical safety - Dwellings (2013 edition) Approved Document P contains guidance on electrical safety in dwellings, including detailed information about what procedures need to...

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Part Q Security

Approved Document Q: Security - Dwellings Approved Document Q contains guidance on security in new dwellings, including measures taken to avoid any unauthorised entrance to dwellings and flats within...

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Part R Electronic communications

Approved Document R - Electronic communications Approved Document R - Physical infrastructure for high speed electronic communications networks  Approved Document R contains guidance on hi...

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Regulation 7 Materials and workmanship

Approved Document 7 Approved Document 7 - Materials and workmanship Regulation 7 provides guidance on materials and workmanship, i.e. the use of the appropriate materials for a construction and how ...

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