Building regulations in London
Building regulations set minimum standards for the new buildings, conversions, renovations and extensions to ensure the safety, high-performing and health for people in or about those buildings. Your home must be safe and structurally sound, from the foundations to the electrics and conserve energy. Detailed regulations cover specific topics including: structural integrity, fire protection, accessibility, energy performance, acoustic performance, protection against falls, electrical and gas safety. Building Regulations are objective, unlike planning permission, and a house will pass or fail according to this set of rules.