Building Regulation Approval
What are Building Regulations?
Building Regulations are a series of approved documents that set the minimum standards for the design and construction of buildings to safeguard the safety and health of people who occupy or visit those buildings. The Building Regulation System also includes requirements to ensure that fuel and power is conserved (Part L), the potential of fire is assessed from the design stage and many more important areas are covered within the regulations. Building Regulations affect both residential and commercial properties.
Do I need Building Regulations?
If you are looking to carry out building work or if you are employing a builder, you will need to consider if you need Building Regulation Approval. It is critical that you recognise how the building regulation system applies to your plans as subsequently you will be liable for making sure that the work complies with the regulations and you may be served with an enforcement notice if the work does not comply with the regulations.
The general rule of Building Work that requires Building Regulations are:
- Erecting a new building
- Extending or altering an existing building
- Providing services and/or fitting to a building such as sanitary facilities, foul/rain water drainage, replacement windows and fuel burning appliances of any type
What will Easton Bevins do?
We can produce all necessary drawings, plans, details, structural calculations and specifications that may be required for a Full Plans Submission to Building Control or an Approved Inspector.
We can also look at matters and advise on Building Notice submission and obtaining retrospective permission for any works that have been completed.