Here at the Building Control web site we aim to provide you with a brief insight into what the Building Regulations are all about and the service that we can provide for you.
What are the Building Regulations?
The Building Regulations are originated by the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister as the minimum acceptable standards in relation to public health and safety. They cover a wide range of elements from Structural Stability through to Fire Safety, relates to all purpose groups of buildings from domestic applications to commercial projects.
Deposited plans are checked for compliance with the Building Regulations, and if found satisfactory, a certificate of approval is issued. Inspections of the work on site will then be undertaken from the initial commencement through to completion to ensure the regulations are being adhered to.
Follow this link if you wish to find out more about the Building Regulations.
We recommend that before employing a builder, customers should always ask for references and ensure that they have all the necessary permissions. It is the owner’s responsibility to ensure that the requirements of the Building Regulations have been complied with. The Inspections, which Building Control undertake should not be confused with full site supervision. For further advice on site management services you should contact your architect or builder. The approval notice and completion certificate which the Council issue is not a guarantee or warranty. The Council are not responsible for any economic loss due to defects or failure to meet the minimum requirements of the Building Regulations.