Building Control Regulations Explained

The purpose of Building Control Regulations is to ensure the Health and Safety of the occupants of a building.

They apply to new buildings, extensions and alterations to existing buildings, and also change of use to buildings.

The regulations cover the following:

  • Structure
  • Fire Safety
  • Site Preparation and Resistance to Moisture
  • Toxic Substances
  • Resistance to the Passage of Sound
  • Ventilation
  • Hygiene
  • Drainage and Waste Disposal
  • Heat Producing Appliances
  • Stairways, Ramps & Guards
  • Conservation of Fuel & Power
  • Access and facilities for Disabled People
  • Glazing Materials and Protection
  • Electrical Safety
  • Workmanship and Materials

Legislation and Approved Documents

There are a number of pieces of policy and legislation that apply to the building control regime. There are also Approved Documents that support the technical "parts" of them.

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