Do I Need Approval?
The Building Regulations are made under powers provided in the Building Act 1984, and apply in England and Wales. The current edition of the regulations is 'The Building Regulations 2010' (as amended) and the majority of building projects are required to comply with them. They exist to ensure the health and safety of people in and around all types of buildings (i.e. domestic, commercial and industrial). They also provide for energy conservation, and access to and use of buildings.
The Building Regulations contain various sections dealing with definitions, procedures, and what is expected in terms of the technical performance of building work.
If you are considering undertaking any development you must consider whether the project will need to have a Building Regulations application and /or planning permission.
These are two separate applications and must be applied for individually.