Building Regulations

Building Regulations apply in England & Wales and promote standards for most aspects of a building’s construction; including its energy efficiency, accessibility, structure and fire safety. The majority of projects that Mid West Planning Ltd are involved in require building regulations approval, although some do not, and we will be happy to establish the approvals that are required for your project.

Mid West Planning Ltd are able to prepare the necessary drawings, specification and supporting calculations in accordance with current legislation with sufficient information to obtain Building Regulation approval, and liaise with other consultants, the Local Authority Building Control or independent assessor as required.

Your Project will need to comply with Building Regulations if the work you are doing, or is being done for you by a builder or contractor, is defined as ‘Building Work’ in Regulation 3 of the Building Regulations, in other words you will probably need to comply with Building Regulations if you are:

  • Putting up a new building
  • Extending or altering an existing one
  • Providing Services and or fittings in a building, for example, foul water and rainwater drainage, replacement windows and fuel burning appliances of any type.

A builder or contractor may take on the responsibility for complying with building Regulations however this should be ascertained before the project starts, ultimately it will be the property owner who will be served with an enforcement notice if the project does not comply.

Mid West Planning has provided planning consultancy and Building Regulations for clients working with Shropshire Council, Telford and Wrekin Council, Staffordshire County Council, East Staffordshire Borough Council, South Staffordshire Council, Northamptonshire County Council, Herefordshire County Council, Lichfield District Council and Nottinghamshire Councils.