Building Regulations apply to building work in England and Wales and set standards for the design and construction of buildings to ensure the safety and health of people in or about those buildings. They also include requirements to ensure that fuel and power is conserved and facilities are provided for people, including those with disabilities, to access and move around inside buildings. It is important to understand how to comply and the consequences of not complying.
Building Regulations approval is a separate matter from obtaining planning permission for your work. Similarly, receiving any planning permission which your work may require is not the same as taking action to ensure that it complies with the Building Regulations.
The Building Control team is committed to providing a high quality, cost effective and locally delivered service for all types of development, drawing upon our extensive local knowledge and links to other Council departments.