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Building Regulations

The Building Regulations 2010 developed by the UK Government and approved by Parliament set out the minimum standards for design, construction, and alterations for practically every building.

The Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government publish guidance in the form of “Approved Documents” setting the minimum standards for which the Building Regulations may be met. We have amassed a wealth of construction knowledge from experience with many different types of building structures, including variations that have been developed and refined over the years.

We have a thorough understanding of the Building Regulations and consider their implications from our initial involvement with each project, to ensure that when we obtain Planning Permission, it is for a scheme that we can develop to satisfy the requirements of the Building Regulations, without having to back track and reconfigure elements, for which subsequent Planning Approvals may need to be obtained.

The drawings that we produce for the purpose of obtaining Building Regulations Approval, convey clear and detailed information and include large-scale details, where it is considered necessary or advantageous to explain the interaction of specific elements. This thorough approach helps to identify and eliminate potential issues at the design stage, which contributes greatly to the smooth running of projects once on site, avoiding delays and additional costs.

Once Planning Permission has been granted for a particular project (and occasionally when it is still under consideration to satisfy a specific time frame) our team will produce the necessary information for approval under the Building Regulations. If required the appointment of specialist consultants relating to areas such as mechanical and electrical design, structural engineering and building efficiency may be required. We would collate all the necessary information for this stage of the project, presenting our work in the form of detailed Building Regulations drawings, specification notes and an application to the relevant Building Control body to achieve Full Plans approval.

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