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Building Regulations

Building Regulations apply in England & Wales and promote standards for most aspects of a building's construction, energy efficiency in buildings, the needs of all people, including those with disabilities, in accessing and moving around buildings. 

Most building work requires consent under the Building Regulations and as such should not be confused with 'Planning Approval', which is a quite separate matter.

For further information on when Building Regulation consent is necessary, please refer to the Communities and Local Government's 'Building Regulations Explanatory Booklet' on their website. A link to this is available by clicking below:

Communities and Local Government's Explanatory Booklet

Planning Portal's Building Regulations