For most building projects, you will need building regulation consent to make sure the work complies with current regulations. Meeting the requirements of the building regulations is the responsibility of the person carrying out the building work and, if they are not the same person, the owner of the building.
Building Regulations are in place to safeguard the health, safety and welfare of people in and around buildings, securing access and facilities for disabled people and the conservation of fuel and power.
It is likely that you will need building regulation consent if you want to;
- Erect and/or extend any type of building
- The change of use of a building
- Replacement windows and boilers
- Loft conversions
- Internal structural alterations
- Installation or alteration of any controlled fitting e.g. bath, shower, boiler
- Underpinning of foundations to a building
- Electrical installation
- Re-roofing and re-plastering a building
You can get more information about building regulations from;