Building Regulations Approval

It’s our practice to produce detailed, quality drawings that exceed minimum requirements. Our Building Regulations drawings will include sections, heights and other important details. In our experience both Councils, contractors and sub-contractors find our attention to detail extremely helpful, speeding up the approval process and subsequent build, saving you precious time and money in the long run.

When planning permission has been approved and we are instructed to proceed, we then obtain building regulations approval from your local Council. This is important because failure to do so could lead to a hefty fine.

There are two stages to gaining Building Regulations Approval. Stage one requires you to submit drawings and specifications to the Building Inspector to show how the scheme satisfies the regulations. these are assessed under the following categories:


A             Structure

B             Fire Safety

C             Site Preparation and resistance to contamination and moisture.

D             Toxic Substances

E              Resistance to the passage of sound

F              Ventilation

G             Sanitation, hot water safety & water efficiency

H             Drainage and waste disposal

J              Combustion appliances & fuel storage

K             Protection from falling, collision & impact

L             Conservation of fuel and Power

M            Access & Facilities

N             Glazing: safety in relation to impact, opening

P             Electrical Safety.

Typically an application will be submitted to the Council, although you may wish to use an approved inspector. The drawings and specifications show that the proposed project will meet the requirements of the Building Regulations (or Building Code). If we are using permitted development or Neighbourhood Consultation Scheme, this may be submitted at the same time.

Stage two of Building Regulations approval involves the site inspections once work has commenced. these inspections are undertaken at regular intervals to make sure the work is being carried out as detailed in the plans and to deal with any issues that arise during the build.

For more information about Building Regulations please contact us.

If you would like to know more about electrical works and the Competent Person Register scheme we advise you consult the Government’s Competent Person Register leaflet.