Is Building Regulations approval needed?


If the project involves what is regarded as 'Building Work' then it must comply with the Building Regulations. The following types of project amount to 'Building Work':

  • The erection or extension of a building
  • The installation or extension of a service or fitting which is controlled under the regulations
  • An alteration or change of use project involving work which will be relevant to the continuing compliance of the building, service or fitting with the requirements relating to structure, fire, or access and facilities for disabled people
  • The insertion of insulation into a cavity wall
  • The underpinning of the foundations of a building

This advice relates solely to Building Control Opens in a new window matters and you should consult the planning pages of the website or the planning portal Opens in a new window website for advice on planning matters.