The Building Regulations 2010

All building works are required by law to comply with the Building Regulations.

The Building Regulations refers to Government legislation made under powers provided in the Building Act 1984. They apply in England and Wales.

The current edition of the regulations is the Building Regulations 2010. The majority of building projects are required to comply with them.

The regulations exist to ensure the health and safety of people in and around all types of buildings, including domestic, commercial and industrial. They cover all aspects of a building's construction, as well as the access to facilities in a building.

The Building Regulations, as well as the Approved Documents, are continually being updated.

You can read a full copy of the Building Regulations on the Government's legislation website. These give the statutory guidance for making an application.

Your responsibilities

The homeowner has the primary responsibility for submitting your application and achieving compliance with the regulations.

You should also bear in mind that if you are the owner of the building, it is ultimately you who may be served with an enforcement notice if the work does not comply with the regulations. Therefore it is important that you choose your builder carefully.


To find out if your building project is exempt from the Building Regulations, call us on 023 8028 5245 or email

We will discuss your project and confirm if an application is required.

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