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:
- Fire Safety
- Site Preparation and Resistance to Moisture
- Toxic Substances
- Resistance to the Passage of Sound
- 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.