The Building Regulations are a legislation set by Central Government, it ensures all buildings and structures are constructed safely, and that they comply with levels of energy efficiency, all to the satisfaction of a building inspector. Building regulations approval is separate from planning permission and is the next stage once planning (if required) has been approved.
You will usually need building regulations approval if you:
- Put up a new building
- Extend or alter an existing building
- Install services or fittings in a building, eg washing and sanitary facilities, hot water cylinders, foul water and rainwater drainage, replacement windows and any fuel burning appliances
At Flowitt Architect Llp we advise on all aspects of the building regulations: we liaise with consultants to co-ordinate a building regulations compliant scheme for your extension or new build, enabling works to begin on site .