AJB DESIGN & BUILD can help customers ensure all
building work conforms to current building regulations.
The building regulations are set of guidance documents that need to be applied to design and construction work for new builds, extensions and most renovation work to help achieve a safe and efficient standard of work.
We can prepare specifications to building regulation standards.
Draw up designs and plans incorporating current building regulation standards. For more on this please see our Building Design page
Carry out initial notification to the local authority so that work can commence.
Oversee projects to ensure that current building regulation standards are being achieved.
Give consultations and guidance on what is required of the customer to meet the current building regulation standards.
The Department for Communities and Local Government publishes guidance called ‘Approved Documents’ on ways to meet building regulations. These contain general guidance on the performance expected of materials and building work in order to comply with the building regulations and also practical examples and solutions on how to achieve compliance for some of the more common building situations
The documents are listed below:
- Part A (structure)
- Part B (fire safety) – volume 1: dwellinghouses
- Part B (fire safety) – volume 2: buildings other than dwellinghouses
- Part C (resistance to contaminants and moisture)
- Part D (toxic substances)
- Part E (resistance to sound)
- Part F (ventilation)
- Part G (sanitation, hot water safety and water efficiency)
- Part H (drainage and waste disposal)
- Part J (combustion appliances and fuel storage systems)
- Part K (protection from falling)
- Part L (conservation of fuel and power)
- Approved Document L1A: Conservation of fuel and power in new dwellings
- Approved Document L1B: Conservation of fuel and power in existing dwellings
- Approved Document L2A: Conservation of fuel and power in new buildings other than dwellings
- Approved Document L2B: Conservation of fuel and power in existing buildings other than dwellings
- Part M (access to and use of buildings)
- Part P (electrical safety)
- Materials and workmanship
The first set of national building standards were introduced in the Building Regulations 1965. These were a set of prescriptive standards that had to be followed. The Building Act 1984 brought fundamental changes to the building regulations regime. It introduced:
- functional performance standards, set in terms of what was adequate, reasonable or appropriate, supported by statutory guidance in the Approved Documents
- competition into the building control sector through the addition of private sector approved inspectors
These changes were introduced to:
- make the standards more flexible
- support innovation
- make the system more efficient and effective
For more information on any of the services outlined above, or if you would like to discuss a particular project in further detail, then please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us either on 01743 884 885 or follow this Contact Us link to fill out a contact form, and we will endeavour to get back to you as soon as possible.