Building Regulations

How to Make a Building Regulations Application

Any building project that aims to create something new or to alter or extend an existing building will usually need to comply with Building Regulations. Also any person carrying out building work needs to ensure that the work complies with the regulations.

There are some types of work which will be exempt from the Building Regulations and an application will not be necessary. These can be small works such as Porches, Sheds or Conservatories.

See LABC Exemptions for further details.

Approved Documents

Part A - Structural Safety

 This section covers the technical guidance contained in Part A (Approved Document A) of schedule 1 of the Building Regulations concerned with the requirements with respect to structural safety.

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Part B - Fire Safety (Volume 1: Dwelling Houses)

This section covers the technical guidance contained in Part B (Approved Document B) of schedule 1 of the Building Regulations concerned with the requirements with respect to fire safety.

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Part B - Fire Safety (Volume 2: Buildings other than Dwelling Houses)

This section covers the technical guidance contained in Part B (Approved Document B) of schedule 1 of the Building Regulations concerned with the requirements with respect to fire safety.

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Part C - Site Preparation & Resistance to Contaminants & Moisture

This section covers the technical guidance contained in Part C (Approved Document C) of schedule 1 of the Building Regulations concerned with the requirements with respect to site preparation and resistance to contaminants and moisture.

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Part D - Toxic Substances

This section covers the technical guidance contained in Part D (Approved Document D) of schedule 1 of the Building Regulations concerned with the requirements with respect to Toxic Substances.

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Part E - Resistance to the passage of Sound

This section covers the technical guidance contained in Part E (Approved Document E) of schedule 1 of the Building Regulations with the requirements with respect to resistance to sound.

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Part F - Ventilation

This section covers the technical guidance contained in Part F (Approved Document F) of schedule 1 of the Building Regulations concerned with the requirements with respect to ventilation.

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Part G - Sanitation, Hot Water Safety and Water Efficiency

This section covers the technical guidance contained in Part G (Approved Document G) of schedule 1 of the Building Regulations with the requirements with respect to Sanitation, Hot Water Safety and Water Efficiency.

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Part H - Drainage and Waste Disposal

This section covers the technical guidance contained in Part H (Approved Document H) of schedule 1 of the Building Regulations with the requirements with respect to Drainage and waste disposal.

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Part J - Combustion Appliances & Fuel Storage Systems

This section covers the technical guidance contained in Part J (Approved Document J) of schedule 1 of the Building Regulations with the requirements with respect to heat producing appliances.

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Part K - Protection from Falling, Collision and Impact

This section covers the technical guidance contained in Part K (Approved Document K) of schedule 1 of the Building Regulations with the requirements with respect to protection from falling.

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Part L - (1A) Conservation of Fuel & Power in new dwellings

This section covers the technical guidance contained in Part L (Approved Document L) of schedule 1 of the Building Regulations with the requirements with respect to Conservation of fuel and power.

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Part L - (1B) Conservation of Fuel & Power in existing dwellings

This section covers the technical guidance contained in Part L (Approved Document L) of schedule 1 of the Building Regulations with the requirements with respect to Conservation of fuel and power.

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Part L - (2A) Conservation of Fuel & Power in new buildings other than dwellings

This section covers the technical guidance contained in Part L (Approved Document L) of schedule 1 of the Building Regulations with the requirements with respect to Conservation of fuel and power.

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Part L - (2B) Conservation of Fuel & Power in existing buildings other than dwellings

This section covers the technical guidance contained in Part L (Approved Document L) of schedule 1 of the Building Regulations with the requirements with respect to Conservation of fuel and power.

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Part M - Access to & Use of Buildings

This section covers the technical guidance contained in Part M (Approved Document M) of schedule 1 of the Building Regulations with the requirements with respect to Access to and use of buildings.

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Part N - Glazing Safety in relation to Impact, opening & cleaning

This section covers the technical guidance contained in Part N (Approved Document N) of schedule 1 of the Building Regulations with the requirements with respect to glazing safety.

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Part P - Electrical Safety in Dwellings

This section covers the technical guidance contained in Part P (Approved Document P) of schedule 1 of the Building Regulations with the requirements with respect to electrical safety.

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