Building control guidance notes
Find out about building control fees, follow the link to apply for building control online, download a form or report a building regulation breach online.
Tables to determine chimney height for solid fuel appliances, depending on the degree of roof pitch.
The height masonry chimneys should not exceed above the roof structure depends on the density of the masonry used for the chimneys.
If you are having construction or refurbishment work done, you may need to notify the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) and you may have other duties as well.
For information you need to find out before employing a contractor, see how to choose a reputable contractor.
Custom build guide ebook explains the building control process for a typical building project and aims to give you a better understanding of what is involved.
Building control guidance on demolitions, Building Act 1984, sections 80-83: any work must have the permission of the local authority.
Building control domestic electrical installations from January 2005 are now covered by building regulations.
For guidance on the main changes to the building regulations relating to drainage and waste disposal.
The building regulation for electrical safety in dwellings is set out in 'Electrical safety: Approved Document P'.
The requirement for means of escape from dwellings was amended to improve means of escape from all new dwellings and extensions in July 2000.
For residential buildings, shops, places of assembly, shopping complexes and defined escape routes see code of practice for emergency lighting.
Building regulation in England covering fire safety matters within and around buildings, Approved Document B edition volumes 1 and 2.
The conversion of a garage into a living space is treated as a change of use of a building.
The Consumer Code for Homebuilders was developed to make the home buying process fairer and more transparent for purchasers.
Home extension guide e-book covers domestic extensions, loft and domestic cellar conversions, other alterations, radon, mining, selling and saving money.
Walls should be strapped to floors above ground level at not more than 2.0 metre centres using galvanised mild steel, or other durable metal straps.
Loft conversions advice on fire safety, thermal insulation, condensation, stairs and sound insulation.
Building regulations apply to the technology used for the microgeneration of electricity, heat or cooling. A competent person should carry out any installation.
Movement joints are designed to cope with expansion due to heat, vibration, ground settlement or earthquakes.
Location of notches and holes in simply supported floor and roof joints.
The minimum thickness and maximum height of parapet walls.
Percolation tests should not be carried out during abnormal weather conditions, such as heavy rain, severe frost or drought.
Timber sizes and construction details for pitched and rafter roofs.
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A cold bridge is an area in a building where a gap occurs in the insulation.
Rainwater soakaway design guidance for disposal of surface water from buildings.
Only a member of the National Federation of Roofing Contractors can re-cover a pitched roof without a building regulation application.
Re-roofing work, including replacement of flat roofs, needs building regulations approval.
Details of the regulatory reform (fire safety) order 2005.
Replacement windows must be fitted by a FENSA registered contractor,or be approved by building control.
For diagrams of roof void ventilation in a at roof, lean-to roof, pitched and pitched roof where the ceiling follows the line of the pitch.
For details of building regulation protection for glazing materials, reducing risks, permanent screens and requirement for annealed glass, see safety glazing.
A Standard Assessment Procedure (SAP) rating is needed in order to produce a predicted energy assessment and an on construction energy performance certificate.
Smoke alarm sizes, types and positions in homes on one and two levels and information on the installation and maintenance of smoke alarms.
BRE Digest 365 - Soakaways have been the traditional way to dispose of stormwater from buildings and paved areas remote from a public sewer or watercourse.
Meeting the requirements of Approved Document E means that certain buildings provide a reasonable resistance to sound from other parts of the same building.
Straps provide most of the lateral stability to the gable wall and are nearly always required. The diagram shows the correct spacing of straps at gables.
Thermal requirements were revised in 2014.
Timber trimmers, beams and joists sizes and details for trimming around openings.
Wall chases depths and position.
This calculator uses the Government's national calculation methodology for assessing water efficiency in new dwellings.