Building Regulations (Building Control) are standards that apply to all buildings to make sure they are safe for people who are in or around them. The Regulations are a series of Approved Documents covering the technical aspects of construction work.
Most building work, be it new, alterations, extensions or change of use, require Building Regulations approval. Examples of when Building Control approval is required include, but are not limited to, building extensions, loft conversions, converting garages into habitable rooms, carrying out certain structural alterations, installing cavity insulation, changing the use of a property, underpinning and carrying out drainage works.
You might be wondering whether you need Building Regulations (Building Control) approval. If you are in any doubt about whether your project requires Building Control approval, send us a message and we will check this for you.