After your Building Plans have been created, submitted for Planning Permission, and Planning Permission has been granted you will then require the creation of Building Control Drawings to ensure that your building project meets with the required Building Regulations and can be built.
Building Regulations are a set of rules that are used to govern construction work in new and altered buildings in the UK.
They are there to ensure that all building projects are designed to minimum standards covering numerous aspects including health and safety, energy efficiency, sustainability, water supplies, and more.
Building regulations can cover all aspects of construction, including foundations, damp-proofing, insulation, ventilation, heating, fire protection and much more.
As part of your pre-building programme you will need to appoint either the local council or an independent 3rd party surveyor to carry out the regular building inspections and checks required to prove that your building is being constructed to building regs.
You will need to do this after you have had building control drawings produced as they will need to review these before building commences. They will then specify the stages at which they will visit your site to review the works completed so as to approve the build within the required building regs, referencing the Building Control drawings.
Your Building Control drawings will also be used to create the required Structural Calculations for your build.
Structural calcs tell your builder the size, specification and type of member that will be required to safely span any openings included in your project, commonly required when knocking through into your new extension or spanning larger openings where off the shelf products are not available or viable.
For all projects undertaken, your build plans create building control drawings and structural calcs for your project once planning permission has been granted and it is all systems go for the build.
That is everything you need - building plans, building control drawings, and structural calcs all in one package.
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