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Building regulations

The purpose of the Building Regulations is threefold:

To ensure reasonable standards of:

  • Health and Safety for persons in or about the buildings
  • Energy Conservation
  • Access and facilities for people with disabilities

The technical requirements of the Regulations and guidance on how to meet them is contained in Approved Documents, available from the Planning Portal. These cover a number of areas including structure, fire safety, resistance to the passage of sound, toxic substances and the conservation of fuel and power. It is important to remember that the contents of the Approved Documents are only guidelines i.e. they are not cast in stone and there may be some flexibility in their interpretation. Your architect and/or builder should be fully up to speed on Building Regulations, so you should not have to deal directly with this aspect.

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