Building Regulations are minimum standards set by the government to design and construct a property. Some building projects might need planning permission and Building Regulations approval whereas some only need Building Regulations approval. You need to get a Building Regulation approval or submit a building control notice when you are carrying out structural works – extensions, loft conversions, new build, basements, structural wall demolition, etc.

You can apply to any local authority building control department or Approved Inspector for building regulations approval.

Any project needs to comply with following building regulations –

  • Part A – Structure
  • Part B – Fire Safety
  • Part C – Contamination and moisture
  • Part D – Toxic Substances
  • Part E – Resistance to Sound
  • Part F – Building Ventilation
  • Part G – Sanitation, hot water safety and water efficiency
  • Part H – Drainage and Waste Disposal
  • Part J – Combustion Appliances and Fuel storage systems
  • Part K – Protection from falling, collisions in and around building
  • Part L – Conservation of Fuel and Power
  • Part M – Access to and use of building
  • Part N – Glazing
  • Part P – Electrical Safety

More details on Building regulations can be found at