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What are Building Regulations?

Building Regulations make sure that buildings are properly designed and built. This ensures the health, safety, welfare and convenience of people using them.

Building Regulations are the minimum acceptable standards for public health, safety, protecting the environment and climate change for all buildings from domestic homes to commercial projects.

The Building Regulations are made up of the following Approved Documents (guidance) as detailed below: -

Approved Document A: Structure
Approved Document B: Fire safety
Approved Document C: Site preparation and resistance to contaminates and moisture
Approved Document D:Toxic substances
Approved Document E: Resistance to sound
Approved Document F: Ventilation
Approved Document G: Sanitation, hot water safety and water efficiency
Approved Document H: Drainage and waste disposal
Approved Document J: Combustion appliances and fuel storage systems
Approved Document K: Protection from falling, collision and impact
Approved Document L: Conservation of fuel and power
Approved Document M: Access to and use of buildings
Approved Document P: Electrical safety
Approved Document Q: Security in dwellings
Approved Document R: High speed electronic communications networks
Approved Document 7: Material and workmanship

Construction (Design and Management) and Health & Safety

If you are having construction or refurbishment work done to your commercial premises, you will have duties under the Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015 and may also need to notify the Health and Safety Executive (HSE).