What are Building Regulations?

Within England and Wales most construction work is covered by the Building Regulations. These are technical standards set by the government and all but the most minor work carried out must conform to these standards.

Building regulations cover a wide range of technical subject areas and there is a great deal of flexibility in how you can meet the standards. The standards are also regularly updated, which means that finding the best way to meet the building regulations can be a challenge even for those working in the industry.

Make sure you are building legally

There is a legal requirement on both the builder and the owner of the building to make an appropriate Building Regulations Application and to comply with the Building Regulations. Failure to do so can result in prosecution through the Magistrates' Court.

Read our online guides - then give us a call

For domestic projects, read our online guides to extending your home or converting your property to get some ideas and information about what building regulations you may need to consider.

Then contact us to help you ensure your works will meet Building Regulations Approval standards.

Guide to Extending your Home - Herefordshire Council and LABC

Home extension guide

Guide to Converting your Property - Herefordshire Council and LABC

Front cover of e-pamphlet Converting your Property







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Building control contact details

Address: Herefordshire Council Building Control, Plough Lane, Hereford HR4 0LE

Telephone: 01432 261938

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