What is Building Control?
Building Control is a service that
ensures that building work satisfies the minimum standards required
by the Building Regulations.
The Building Regulations contain a list of
requirements, which are designed to ensure the health and safety of
people in and around buildings; to provide for energy conservation;
and to provide access and facilities for disabled people. The
requirements are expressed in broad, functional terms in order to
give designers and builders the maximum flexibility in preparing
The current Building Regulations came into force
on 1st October 2010. The principal areas covered are:
- Structural stability - will the building
safely carry anticipated loadings?
- Fire precautions - to check the materials
used according to degree of risk, and to make sure that buildings
could be evacuated without loss of life in the event of a
- The prevention of dampness and
condensation in buildings.
- Sound resistance of walls and floors
- Ventilation of habitable rooms and
- Hygiene, sanitary appliances and
- Heating appliances, including the safe
discharge of flue gas.
- Stairways, ramps and vehicle
- Conservation of fuel and power - is the
building property insulated?
- Access and facilities for disabled
If you are having construction or refurbishment work done,
you may need to notify the Health and Safety Executive
Control Unit offers a friendly, flexible and impartial service
to help you through the regulations, however large or small your
project. Building Control also deal with Demolition and Dangerous Structures.
If you require Building Regulations information about a property
or a site please write to Mr R Whatley, Building Control Manager,
Bassetlaw District Council, Queens Buildings, Potter Street,
Worksop, Notts, S80 2AH or email him at email@example.com.
We are happy to meet developers, architects and
building owners to discuss development schemes. By doing this we
can help to identify and resolve any potential difficulties at an
early stage. If you wish to discuss this service in more
detail please contact Building
Last Updated - 29/02/2012