Building regulations

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Building Regulations are legal requirements aimed at achieving adequate standards of construction when dwellings, public, commercial or industrial buildings are built, extended, adapted or maintained.

Using our knowledge of the Calderdale area, we can offer expert and impartial advice, contact: Building Control Services .

Key elements of building regulations are:

  • To ensure the health, safety and welfare of people in and around buildings;
  • Access and facilities for disabled people;
  • Supporting the conservation of fuel and power;
  • Protecting water supplies;
  • Preventing crime.

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Does my project need building regulation application or planning application?

Building Regulation consent is separate from Planning Permission despite being about the same project and using similar drawings.

If you want to carry out construction work or change the way a building is used, you may require Planning Permission or Building Regulation consent, or both. If you get one you are not guaranteed the other, and you may need to apply for both separately.

To check which you need, visit: Planning portal .

For more information or advice regarding Planning permission, see: Contact Planning services .

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