Building regulations

Guide to Extending Your Home

This guide will take you through the building control process and aims to show you how your project may be affected by Building Regulations. It contains advice on typical building projects such as extensions, garage conversions, loft conversions and cellar conversions.

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Building regulations are about making sure all buildings are habitable, safe, dry and warm, when building or making alterations to your property.

Getting building work approval will guarantee that the work is safe and complies with building regulations standards as well as protecting you against rogue builders. So you should seek building control advice before starting any building project.

All the information you need about building regulations including approved documents are available on the Planning Portal.

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