Site inspection guidance notes
What building regulations are
Building regulations are minimum standards concerned with ensuring building work is being completed in accordance with construction, comfort, health and safety guidelines.
Compliance is a legal requirement and cover areas such as structural stability, safety in case of fire, weather proofing, cavity insulation, ventilation, sanitation, general usability of the property, access, materials and workmanship.
How to apply for a site inspection
When you don't need to apply for an inspection
Building regulations apply and a site inspection is required, except in these cases:
Detached garage construction
Exempt if it does not exceed 30 metres square in floor area and is either:
- more that 1m from any point of the boundary or curtilage or
- constructed substantially of non combustible materials.
Exempt where at ground floor level the floor area does not exceed 30 metres square providing that any glazing incorporated at low levels satisfies the requirement of part N.
Exempt if at ground level with a glazed or translucent roof, floor area not exceeding 30 metres square, providing any low level glazing complies with part N.
Exempt if it is a single storey less than 30 metres square and open on at least 2 sides.
Exempt unless it is to be used for retailing, packing or exhibiting.
Small detached single storey building
Exempt if not containing sleeping accommodation and the floor area is less than 30 metres square and is constructed of non combustible material if less than 1 metre from the boundary (if building is less than 15 metres square the second stipulation does not apply).
Contact Building Control
- Building Control
- Flint Street, Fartown, Huddersfield, HD1 6LG
- 01484 221550