Most common building regulations that are forgotten

Building regulations are a vital part of any building project and a failure to take them into account can result in massive losses for the businesses and people involved.


They are a set of legal requirements that apply to all building work and aim to ensure that a minimum standard is achieved during and after the construction process.


This is done in the interests of the health and safety of those who will be in and around the buildings, with a local authority in charge of ensuring work complies with the regulations.


Work that fails to meet the standards must be altered or removed or the local authority can serve a notice requiring this to take place.


Meeting building regulations is different to obtaining planning permission as the latter is merely used to decide whether a building project can go ahead.


Regulations, on the other hand, must be met to ensure standards exist across the entire country for what is accepted practice and what is not.


Keeping everything above board


Failing to comply with the regulations can have wider consequences which can result in massive losses and additional work.


Property solutions can be provided by a specialist property team which can provide practical opinions and suitable solutions to any issues that may arise.


When funding projects, things can easily go over budget or fail to be completed entirely, meaning sites either need work or recovery services.


In instances where lenders believe the security of their properties is at risk, corporate insolvency firms can act to ensure the best outcomes for all parties.


A Full Plans Application is required for commercial works and needs to be completed before the onset of any development.


In many cases, the planning applications receive a lot of attention but building regulations can often be missed or avoided, especially in the case of unscrupulous builders.


Many regulations will look at the types of material involved in a project and will notify those involved of any specific requirements – although these would often be dealt with by an architect in the case of larger projects.


Ensuring that regulations are met can save a significant amount of money compared to what it would cost should more work be required.


However, should this occur, there are solutions available to help make the process easier.


By Phil Smith


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