What Type of Work Requires Building Regulations Consent?

Building regulations apply to most building work, therefore it is important to know when approval is needed. Approval is required when:

  • you erect or extend a building
  • you materially alter a building e.g. carry out structural alterations
  • you extend or alter a controlled service within a building e.g. install a WC
  • you want to change the building's fundamental use
  • Installing replacement windows using a Builder or window company not FENSA registered.
  • Replacing thermal elements e.g. roofs and walls

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