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What building regulations do I need to consider

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What building regulations do I need to consider?

If you are wondering about building regulations for a home extension then there is a golden rule to follow: all extensions must comply with the building regulations, no matter what their size or whether they need planning permission approval.

Most of the building regulations surrounding home extensions are associated with the construction of the new structure, but the following also need to comply:

  • Foundations

  • Doors and windows

  • Drainage

  • Electrics

  • Kitchens and bathrooms.

  • The roof

  • Walls and Cavity


Fire safety must also be taken into account, particularly when your extension is two or more storeys high. Gibbons Construction Management can provide you with further information upon request.

It is usually necessary for you to hire a structural engineer to provide calculations which can be submitted as part of the building regulations application you will be required to make. It tends to make sense to apply for a Full Plans Application when it comes to most larger extension projects, as opposed to submitting a Building Notice. This is because your design will have been checked and approved before you start the building work.

With building regulations, if you do not inform the local authority when each stage is reached you could be made to open up the work for inspection and, if it does not meet the required regulations, you will have to alter or remove the work. Gibbons Construction Management can supply details of how to submit a building regulations Full Plans Application or Building Notice, and the associated fees upon request.

Builders should be fully aware of the current building regulations, and this is where choosing Gibbons Construction Management as your builder of choice really pays off. We can advise you on how to apply, when the building inspector will need to visit, and give you reassurance that, when they do visit, the work has been carried out in accordance with the current building regulations.


Gibbons Construction Management

Build | Extend | Renovate | Repair



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