Building Regulations

The purpose of building regulations is to provide for safety and welfare of people in and around buildings. Building regulations apply to design and construction of a new building (including a dwelling) or an extension to an existing building. The minimum performance requirements that a building must achieve are set out in the second schedule to the building regulations. These requirements are set out in 12 parts (classified as Parts A to M). Details of building regulations in relation to these 12 parts can be found here:

  • Part A – Structure
  • Part B - Fire Safety
  • Part C - Site Preparation and Resistance to Moisture
  • Part D - Materials and Workmanship
  • Part E – Sound
  • Part F – Ventilation
  • Part G – Hygiene
  • Part H - Drainage and Waste Water Disposal
  • Part J - Heat Producing Appliances
  • Part K - Stairways, Ladders, Ramps and Guards
  • Part L - Conservation of Fuel and Energy
    • Dwellings and;
    • Buildings other than Dwellings
  • Part M - Access and Use

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