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Frequently Asked Questions
What are the Building Regulations?
The Building Regulations are legal requirements aimed at achieving minimum standards of construction. The main purpose of the Regulations is to safeguard the health and safety of people in or about buildings. They are also concerned with energy efficiency and access and facilities for disabled people.
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- What are the Building Regulations?
- What is the purpose and the objective of building regulation?
- What is the difference between Building Control and Planning?
- How do I obtain Building Regulation Approval?
- Should I submit a 'Full Plans' or a 'Building Notice' Application?
- If I make a Building Notice application, will the Building Control Officer tell me how to carry out the work during his first visit?
- If you do not check plans on Building Notice applications, why are the fees greater than as for Full Plans Applications?
- When Can I start work?
- What do I do on completion?
- If all goes well when should I pay the builder?
- Does the approval of plans permit me to build over the boundary onto my neighbour's property?
- What do I do if my neighbour wants to do work to my party wall?
- What happens if my builder damages my neighbour's property?
- Do we get value for money?
- Is a Completion certificate the same as a guarantee or warranty?
- What if things go wrong?
- What does 'Right of Light' mean?
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