Steve has been involved with the building industry for over 35 years. We have compiled a list of the questions he gets asked most often by clients and prospects. These questions come from both returning clients and clients who are embarking on their first development project.
Building Regulations are in place to guarantee that construction firms and developers comply to a set of codes and standards. These are followed to ensure that your finished project will be both safe for occupation now and long-lasting into the future. The answer to this question is almost certainly yes. It is extremely likely that your extension or development project will require approval under the Building Regulations. There are, however, a number of classes of new buildings or extensions of existing buildings that do not need Building Regulations approval, and are exempt from the regulations. Again, The Planning Portalis a great resource and you should visit their website to find out more about Building Control. You also need to know that if you attempt to sell a property that has been developed without this approval you will not only find that you cannot sell, but you will find yourself bogged down in often costly retrospective applications to correct this oversight.