Complying with Building Regulations

Planning permission is quite separate from an approval under building regulations.


Planning Permission relates mainly to the correct use of land, the aesthetic appearance of the proposed building and the effect that the development will have on the general environment and neighbouring properties. Planning also deals with Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas.

Building Regulations, on the other hand, are concerned with the way in which the building is constructed and include the following elements :-

  • structural stability
  • means of escape
  • fire precautions
  • weather resistance
  • energy conservation
  • sound insulation
  • access and facilities for people with disabilities.

View Building Regulations and on the Planning Portal - Building Regulations - when you need approval