What are building regulations?

They are crucial to ensuring the safety of those in or around a building – but do you know what building regulations actually are?

Building regulations are a set of minimum standards that must be achieved whenever any type of building work is carried out on commercial and residential property in the UK. They guarantee the safety and security of all those within the building, and those around it.

They also include requirements to ensure energy conservation and disabled access points to the structure are implemented into the design from the early stages.

Currently, the responsibility of meeting all building regulations falls on the shoulders of the person carrying out the works, and to a lesser extent, the owner of the building.

Mezzanine Flooring Building Regulations

There are a number of different types of building projects that require building regulations’ certification:

  • The erection or extension of a building
  • The installation of any service or fitting controlled by the regulations
  • An ‘alteration project’ that temporarily or permanently affects the continued compliance of a building
  • The placement of insulation into a cavity wall
  • The underpinning of the building foundations

Certain services or fittings can be completed without the need for formal building regulations’ approval, replacing windows or a shower for example. There are also certain occasions when extensions or alterations do not need certification.

Before any kind of building work is completed, you should seek approval from the relevant authorities to ensure you meet all building regulations.

First Floors Mezzanine (UK) Ltd specialise in all aspects of mezzanine floors & flooring, including mezzanine floor design, manufacture and installation, suspended ceilings and partitioning.