Planning Permission and Building Regulations
PLANNING PERMISSION: This is the legal process followed in order to decide whether a proposed development should be allowed to proceed. Responsibility for planning lies with the local planning authority. Not all building works will require planning permission, for example, a single storey extension to the rear of a dwelling may come under permitted development and not require a full planning application but will require Building Regulations.
BUILDING REGULATIONS: These are the minimum standards set by law, for the design and construction of buildings to ensure the safety and health of people in and about the building. Building Regulations are not just limited to the design and construction of new builds, they also cover the the design and building of extension, including loft and garage conversion and removal of load bearing walls within an existing property. It is important to remember that these are the minimum standards required and you should ensure your builder complies to these standards. Abbeydale Builders prefer to exceed these standards to ensure our clients have the best that we can offer.