Building Regulations

Building regulations are the minimum standards of construction for virtually all building work. You will need to appoint either the local authority or an approved inspector to oversee the works and sign them off. The Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government has published guidance on how to comply with building regulations. These are called the approved documents. They are as follows:

  • Part A – Structure
  • Part B – Fire Safety
  • Part C – Site preparation and resistance to contaminates and moisture
  • Part D – Toxic Substances
  • Part E – Resistance to the passage of sound
  • Part F – 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, collision and impact
  • Part L – Conservation of fuel and power
  • Part M – Access to and use of buildings
  • Part N – Glazing Safety (Withdrawn)
  • Part P – Electrical Safety
  • Part Q – Security
  • Part R – Physical infrastructure for high speed electronic communications networks.

We provide a full building control specification for each individual project. This lists everything from the type of insulation to be used to the size of the rafters. It provides the builders with a document that can be easily referred to and used as specific guidance for the job in hand without having to examine the approved documents listed above.