What is building regulations?

The Building Regulations are minimum required standards for design, development and changes to essentially every building. They are produced by the Government and endorsed by Parliament.

The Building Regulations likewise contain a rundown of necessities that are intended to guarantee the minimum benchmarks for health, safety, welfare, comfort, and to avert abuse, misuse or pollution of water supplies.

These controls set national standards for building work, whether it be on a noteworthy new improvement or an expansion or modification to your home. They cover all parts of development, including foundations, damp-proofing, the overall stability of the building, insulation, ventilation, heating, fire protection and evacuation means in the event of fire. They additionally guarantee that sufficient facilities for individuals with incapacities are given in specific sorts of building.

Building regulations or planning permissions, what is the difference?

The main difference between the two concepts lies on the fact that building regulations are a set of standards that needs to be met for any type of construction (internal or external or both). Planning permission is a general guidelines that need to be proven being met by the participants, however they are not required for all types of construction. For example, building work, such as internal alterations, Buildings Regulations authorisation will possibly be needed, but Planning permission may not be. If you are in any doubt you can contact us for an advice and we will be able to help you through both processes.