You've spent months if not years finalising your plans and preparing your drawings, you have every detail decided but have you thought about Building Regulations?
Your build must comply with all the minimum standards contained within the Building Regulations and each must be signed off at each appropriate stage by an inspector. Approved inspectors can be found through your local authority or you can used an approved inspector. Either way you need to use one.
Remember if you do make alternations during the build these two will need to be compliant and reinspected of they have been signed off before the change was made.
There are instances when when compliance with the Building Regulations is not required - for example repairs to existing - but if in doubt ensure you check.
The Building regulations cover all aspects of the Build from Structural Safety in Part A to Electrical Safety in Part P.
The main inspection stages are are as follows:
- Excavation of foundations
- Oversite preparation
- Damp Proof course
- Drain testing
- Occupation prior to completion
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