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Advice and guidance on building regulations

Building regulations are legal requirements laid down by the government. The aim of the regulations is to achieve adequate standards for the construction of buildings and structures. This includes health and safety, energy conservation, access and facilities for disabled people.

They are different to planning permission which seeks to guide the way our towns, cities and countryside develop. Building regulations will sometimes apply to work which does not require planning consent.

We work to ensure the delivery of safe, healthy, accessible and sustainable buildings for current and future generations across South Gloucestershire

For more information about building control and how the building regulations apply please see this video which is part of a series providing helpful guidance.

If you are carrying out, or having building work done, you may need to notify the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) and may have other duties as well under the Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2007 (CDM 2007). Visit the Health and Safety Executive website for more information.

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