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Building works - regulations and approval

If you're carrying out building work, it's important to establish at an early stage that your works meet current industry standards and whether building regulations approval is required.

What are building regulations?

Building regulations are minimum standards for design, construction and alterations to virtually every building. They cover things like safety, access and energy efficiency.

Information and advice

Visit our building control pages for information and advice on whether you need to get approval for your works.