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Building regulations advice

Building regulations are national standards which apply to all types of building or alterations and cover all aspects of construction.

Building regulations consist of parts A – N and are constantly updated.

See the Planning Portal Building Regulations (opens new website) site for more information.

Examples of work where building regulation submission is required include:

  • Home extensions, e.g. a kitchen, bedroom, lounge
  • Loft conversions
  • Internal structural alterations, such as the removal of a load-bearing wall or partition, installation of baths and showers, WCs which involve new drainage or waste plumbing
  • Installation of new heating appliances, new chimneys or flues
  • Underpinning of foundations
  • Altered openings for new windows in roofs or walls
  • Replacing roof coverings (more than 25%)
  • Installation of cavity insulation
  • Erection of new buildings that are not exempt
  • Access improvements for disabled people

Exempt work

Some building work is exempt from building regulations, including conservatories, porches, covered ways and carports (open on at least 2 sides), detached single storey garages, small detached single storey buildings which are less than 30m2 and contain no sleeping accommodation and detached buildings with a floor area of no more than 15m2 which do not contain sleeping accommodation, e.g. a garden shed.


Email or telephone (01633) 656656 and ask for Building Control for further advice.