Building Regulations

Building regulations set the construction standard for design and building work and apply to most new buildings and many alterations to existing properties, both domestic and commercial. Ideal Planning & Design can produce a full drawing and specification package for building regulation approval of your project.

Building regulation rules are in place to ensure health and safety in or around buildings, but also for access and energy use in buildings. Most building and development projects will require a set of detailed architectural drawings and specification which proves that the construction will comply to UK building regulations. The drawings and specification can also be used by a builder to ensure that the building work is progressing correctly.

Ensure your development complies with UK building regulations

The legislation governing building regulations is constantly evolving and becoming increasing complex. From the simplest domestic project to the most complicated large scale development, all building work will have to pass these rigorous standards. Ideal Planning and Design has the experience and knowledge to make this part of your building project as painless as possible.

The local authority Building Control department, or a private certified approved building inspector, will check the building regulations drawings to ensure they comply with current UK building regulations. Once the drawings have been approved, Building Control, or an approved inspector, will visit the construction site at various stages of the work to make sure that the building work is being carried out to a sufficient standard. Site visits will be made during the excavation and pouring of foundations, laying hardcore, installation of a damp proof course and the construction of drains and sewers. Once the work has been completed, the building inspector will visit the site to issue a final completion certificate, assuming the work has been completed to UK building regulations. The building inspector has the power to refuse the issuing of a completion certificate if the building work does not comply. It is therefore vital that you choose a company which has experience with current building regulation rules to ensure that your project is granted a completion certificate. Without a completion certificate, you could risk making your property impossible to sell or have a mortgage over.

We can help with property developments of any size

Ideal Planning & Design can provide full building regulations drawings, structural calculations and construction specification packages for projects small or large, from minor works such as house extensions and loft conversions, up to large scale new build developments and conversions. We keep up to date with amendments made to the building regulations to make sure that your project runs as smoothly as possible.