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Regulatory compliance

Building Regulations in the UK Building regulations in the United Kingdom are statutory instruments or statutory regulations that seek to ensure that the policies set out in the relevant legislation are carried out. Building regulations approval is required for most building work in the UK. Building regulations that apply across England and Wales are set out in the Building Act 1984 while those that apply across Scotland are set out in the Building (Scotland) Act 2003.

Building Regulation guidance (England & Wales) The Building Regulations exist to ensure the health and safety of people in and around all types of buildings and they provide for energy conservation, security, and access to buildings. Here are the Approved Documents plus extra guidance from LABC and elsewhere.

Local Authority Building Control (LABC) Building Safety Act resource page Visit the Local Authority Building Control page to read about the Act and to access a host of links to other industry building safety pages and documents.

Is your building within scope? To find out if it’s a ‘higher risk building’ subject to the new more stringent regulatory regime check the Building Safety Act part 4 cl.65.

Building Safety Regulator The Building Safety Act names HSE as the new Building Safety Regulator. It also introduces new duties relating to fire and structural safety. The new duties, and BSR’s services, will become operational over the next few years. These pages explain what HSE are doing to set up BSR, and what you can do to prepare for your new duties.

Fire safety (England) Regulations The Fire Safety (England) Regulations 2022 introduce new duties under the Fire Safety Order for building owners or managers (responsible persons).

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