You will need to have building regulation approval for most types of building work, including:
The above list is not exhaustive.
Guidance on the need for building regulations, including case studies can be found on the Planning Portal website
For a simple visual guide explore the interactive house, terrace and mini guides on the Planning Portal for guidance relating to common householder projects, flats, shops and basements.
If you are unsure whether your works require building regulation approval please contact us.
Failure to apply can put you at risk and cause delays when you want to sell your house
Certain minor works do not need approval under the building regulations. These include some small detached garages, sheds, carports, porches and conservatories. For more information about all types of exempt buildings, please see exemption from building regulations on the planning portal.
The Competent Person Scheme introduced by the Government in 2002, allows individuals and enterprises to self-certify that their work complies with the Building Regulations and means that they do not have to apply for regulations approval for specific types of work. More information about the competent person self certification scheme can be found on the planning portal
Find out how to make a Building Regulations application.