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.