Most building works have to meet national standards known as Building Regulations for them to be legal. These standards cover design, construction and alterations and aim to ensure that any project is safe, healthy and convenient for everyone including the public. The Building Regulations are supported by Approved Documents, which set out how to comply with the Regulations.
Your first question before starting a new project should be do I need building regulations consent? Working without the proper consent may result in your building works being dismantled or demolished. Ashfield District Council offers a free questionnaire service for householders. Our team also offer pre-application advice from fully qualified professionals, who can direct you through all stages of your application including when to contact us about inspections, demolitions or dangerous structures.
Did you know you can book an inspecton online here.