Guidance and Approved Documents
Guidance and useful links
All building works are required by law to comply with the Building Regulations.
The Building Regulations refers to government legislation made under powers provided in the Building Act 1984. They apply in England and Wales.
The Approved Documents provide guidance on ways to meet the building regulations.
These allow individuals and enterprises to self-certify that their work complies with the Building Regulations. It is an alternative to submitting a building notice or using an approved inspector.
What you need to know if you're doing or having construction and building work carried out.
A guide to sustainable construction. It provides information to help you design more energy and resource efficient buildings using materials and technologies to help minimise damage to people and the environment.
Find out about building regulations, how they affect your project and whether you need to apply.
Advice and services to support small, medium and large-scale projects, using the expertise of local authority building control surveyors.
Find out how local authority building control teams can work with you to deliver cost effective solutions across all types of projects.
A quality service offering specific competitive products for speculative residential housing, social housing and self-build.
Householder guidance on what needs building regulations.