Building Regulations are a set of requirements laid down by Parliament to ensure that building work is carried out to approved standards including:
The 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.
To find out what building work must be notified to a local authority or carried out by a registered installer, visit Building work, replacements and repairs to your home (Gov.uk).
Approved Documents offer guidance on how to comply with the regulations and cover the following types of building work. Find the Approved Documents guidance (www.Gov.uk).
If the work has not commenced within three years of the deposit of the plans, the Council may, by notice under Section 32 of the Building Act 1984, declare the plans to be of no effect.
If you still wish to proceed with this work a new application will have to be submitted. This application will have to be to the standards applicable at the time of deposit and will require a further fee.
The regulations apply throughout the country. Our qualified Building Control Surveyors and Structural Engineers will ensure that your plans comply with the Building Regulations. You will have the security of knowing that, if your builder follows the plans, then Building Work should also comply.
The Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) has published an explanatory booklet on Building Regulations which you may find useful.
If you have any questions, or would like further information, please contact the Building Control Team
Updated: 7 November 2014