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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.

Roofers on a construction site

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