Thursday 26 October 2017
Building Regulation Approval is a completely separate process from Planning Approval, here Building Control is concerned with how the building work will be carried out whilst ensuring it complies with current Building Regulations.
Almost all work on a property that involves structural work will need to comply with Building Regulations whether Planning Permission is needed or not.
The legislation governing building regulations is constantly evolving and becoming increasingly complex. Even from the simplest domestic project to the most complicated large-scale development, all building work has to pass these rigorous standards.
The local authority’s Building Control department, or a private certified approved building inspector, will also have to check the building regulation drawings to ensure they comply with current UK regulations.
Where necessary a Structural Engineer may be required to provide structural calculations at this stage depending on the nature of the proposed works.
Once the drawings have been approved, Building Control, or an approved inspector, will visit the construction site at critical stages of the build to ensure that the building work carried out is to a sufficient standard.
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