The Building Regulations are designed to ensure new buildings meet health, safety, welfare, convenience and sustainability standards. They relate to the specifics of how a building should be constructed unlike planning permission which is about the principle of whether development should go ahead or not.
Many jobs in the home need to be notified to and approved as being compliant with Building Regulations by a Building Control Body, either your Local Authority Building Control or a private sector Approved Inspector, unless carried out by installers registered with a Competent Person Scheme who can self certify that their work is compliant. Some examples of notifiable work (not a complete list) are shown below.
Some examples of work that you DO need to tell a Building Control Body about unless you use an installer who is registered with a Competent Person Scheme.
Some examples of work that you DO NOT need to tell a Building Control Body about but you can still use a Competent Person Scheme registered installer.
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