Building regulations explained


Updates to building regulations requirements

New requirements to building regulations came into force on 15 June 2022.

These changes may affect your project. For more information see:

Changes to building regulations requirements

The building regulations lay down health and safety standards for the construction of all types of building work, including:

  • new build
  • extensions
  • internal alterations
  • underpinning
  • cavity wall insulation
  • change of use

Although Local Authority Building Control is the largest building control organisation in the country, we now operate in a healthy, competitive, open market with Approved Inspectors in the private sector.

We do all we can to maintain the quality and efficiency of our service and to ensure customer care.

If, for whatever reason, the approved inspectors work is not completed, it reverts back to the Local Authority Building Control to make sure the necessary standards are achieved to maintain health and safety in the borough.