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Building Regulations are legal requirements aimed at achieving adequate standards of construction when dwellings, public, commercial or industrial buildings are built, extended, adapted or maintained.

Using our knowledge of the Calderdale area, we can offer expert and impartial advice, contact: Building Control Services.

Key elements of building regulations are:

  • To ensure the health, safety and welfare of people in and around buildings.
  • Access and facilities for disabled people.
  • To support the conservation of fuel and power.
  • To protect water supplies.
  • To prevent crime.

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Why do I need to comply with Building Regulations?

It is important to understand how the building regulatory system applies to your situation. You are responsible for making sure that the work complies with the regulations if you are carrying out building work personally.

If you are employing a builder, the responsibility will usually be theirs - but you should confirm this at the very beginning. You should also bear in mind that if you are the owner of the building, it is ultimately you who may be served with an enforcement notice if the work does not comply with the regulations.

Building Regulation Approval does not mean that your building work is insured. You should speak to either Building Control or your insurance company for more about this.

Remember - complying with Building Regulations is a separate matter from getting planning permission for your work.

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