Category Archives: Building Regulations

What happens when the builder goes off-piste?

There is no defence for changing structural elements without the approval of the homeowner, the designer and the Building Control body. Continue reading

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Conflicts in regulatory requirements

Even though B1 is concerned with saving people’s lives in the case of the fire it will not trump the planning requirements for protecting the privacy of neighbours. If your design relies on this solution it is time to come up with another design. Continue reading

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Form follows function

When considering a home’s structural stability, it really is a case of form following function. Continue reading

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