Building regulations

Use this guide to find more information on building regulations and application fees. 

Building work at home or at work needs to comply with minimum standards set by law.

Building regulations exist to ensure the health and safety of people in and around all types of buildings: domestic, commercial and industrial. They also provide for energy conservation, and for access and facilities for disabled people.

To help you understand the building regulations process and what you need to do to obtain approval, visit the Local Authority Building Control building regulations guidance.