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Building Regulations: Building Regulations and Building Control differs across the UK and The Republic of Ireland. The link above provides further links to specific bodies in each area

Planning matters:

All new building work falls within a set of planning control guidelines. Apart from the special considerations that apply to all listed buildings, works are regulated according to their scale and location. The main instruments are the Building Act 1984, the Building Regulations 1991 and Approved Documents A to N. There is also a separate Regulation 7. In addition there is the Party Wall etc. Act 1996.

The Fire and Building Regulations Procedural Guide (Part B) deals with procedures for building work to which the Fire Precautions Act 1971 applies.

Further information on Building Regulations and planning control in your area can be obtained from your Local Authority and the Local Authority Building Control (LABC) website is a useful source of information.

The Stationery Office carries most of these publications: Tel 0870 600 5522, Fax 0870 600 5533

The Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI) is the body professional Town Planners in the Public and Private sectors belong to. Its responses to new Government Planning Initiatives are available on its website. The Land Registry provides information on land ownership, recent transaction values and related matters.

UK Planning Portal

The UK Government has established a new Planning Portal for public and professional users. The complete Building Regulations can be downloaded from this website.

Failure to comply with the Regulations may lead to a fine of up to £5000 and if the works are not corrected the Local Authority has powers to carry out and charge for remedial work.

Approved Inspectors for commercial buildings:

The Association of Corporate Approved Inspectors web-site has a list of Approved Inspectors.

NHBC Building Control Services Ltd carries out building control on houses and blocks of flats.

A list of all Local Councils that have web sites is available on this site. Most have sections dealing with planning in their local area.

 

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