Worsening skills shortages will threaten 27,000 building projects within five years, according to new research from RICS.
The government’s Housing Standards Review, published this week for consultation, has drawn support for its plan to rationalise the confusion of codes and guidance in housebuilding by transferring technical guidance into the Building Regulations…
In February 2011, the National Assembly for Wales passed the Domestic Fire Safety (Wales) Measure 2011. This Measure enables us to introduce regulations to make automatic fire suppression systems compulsory in all new and converted homes…
An additional credit is also available if you install a garden water butt. (If there is only balcony space or no private garden area, you get this point automatically.
Natural light is a winner There are only four sections under Health & Wellbeing, but there are enough points available here to make up a reasonable chunk of the total points on offer. If you can make sure the main rooms of the house receive high levels of natural sunlight – especially the kitchen – […]
The new standards reflect greater ‘joined up’ thinking between different aspects of building services design, which means they require a broader understanding of the interaction between energy consuming equipment and the building fabric.
It’s time to fight back and cut red tape – we need your help Building Regulations set minimum performance standards that building work must meet in terms of health, safety, energy efficiency, accessibility, and environmental standards. Towards the end of last year, the Government published its Housing Strategy which set out its commitment to quality, […]
In Wales, we are now responsible for the majority of functions under the Building Act – including making Building Regulations in Wales. The functions that have remained with the UK Government are as set out in The Welsh Ministers (Transfer of Functions) (No. 2) Order 2009 (S.I. 2009/3019). Current documents and guidance can be seen […]
Planning to Extend Your Home? Learn how to get Planning Permission & Building Regulation Approval for your Home Improvements & House Extensions.
Most recent versions of the Approved Documents for the fourteen technical “Parts” of the Building Regulations’ requirements are accessible from this page. You can quickly download each volume of the approved documents in PDF format from the box on the right.