What are Building Regulations?

Building Regulations are a set of minimum standards for the design and construction of buildings to ensure the safety, health and welfare of people who use and go around those buildings. They also include requirements to ensure that fuel and power is conserved and that facilities are provided for people with disabilities. Before you start any building work you need to check if you need building regulations approval - your builder can do this for you but as the owner of a building you may be held responsible.

Is building regulations approval the same as planning permission?

No. These are two entirely separate functions.  Planning Permission may be required even if the Building Regulations do not apply, as the proposal may be an exempt structure. Building Regulations may be required even if Planning Permission is not.

More detailed information can be found on the Planning Portal Website.

If you would like any aspects of the Building Regulations explained further, please contact us:
Telephone:     01495 355521
email: building.control@blaenau-gwent.gov.uk

Contact Information

Building Control
Telephone Number: 01495 364848
Address: Building Control, General Offices, Steelworks road, Ebbw Vale, NP23 6DN
Email Address: building.control@blaenau-gwent.gov.uk