Building Control FAQs
Does my proposed building work require building regulations approval?
Unless exempt as outlined in the next section, the following building work is subject to control under building regulations:
- new buildings
- extensions to buildings
- alterations to a building
a) altering the internal or external structure of a building, including
i) the removal of a loadbearing wall or partition
ii) re-roofing a building
b) insertion of insulation material in external cavity walls
c) underpinning a building (or part)
d) alterations to means of escape in case of fire
e) alterations to the fire safety of a building in respect of
i) internal fire spread - structure and linings
ii) external fire spread - walls and roofs
iii) access and facilities for the fire service
f) alterations to access and facilities for the disabled.
Installation, extension or alteration of a controlled service
a) installation of a septic tank drainage system.
b) installation of boiler and chimney/flue pipe.
c) installation of fittings and appliances such as WC's, showers, baths, etc. including associated drainage.