Crawley Town Centre Development
into Residential Flats
DMP are instructed to provide services to assist with Building Regulations approvals.
The project is for the proposed conversion and extensions of a previous commercial retail space. Creating new residential flats on the upper floors of the terraced property.
Conversion and extension works are progressing in earnest to achieve completion following delays due to COVID.
DMP maintain a site presence in order to be available should there be any issues or concerns to be solved. Owing to the nature of working with existing buildings, especially ones from the 60s, often problems only arise once works have commenced and walls uncovered to find out what lurks beneath those nicely decorated surfaces!
What Are Building Regulations?
Building Regulations are a set of standards designed to ensure the health, safety and higher standards.
No matter your project, most construction work will require Building Regulations compliance to some degree — of course, if you’re building a new home from scratch, you’ll be required to meet a lot more than if you’re just undertaking some minor remodelling to your home.
But what are Building Regulations? To put it simply, Building Regs are a set of standards that ensure a property is safe to live in, but also that it’s comfortable to live in and, increasingly, energy efficient and mitigating its contribution to carbon emissions.
When Do I Need Building Regulations Approval?
You will require Building Regulations approval if you intend to carry out any new structural work or alterations to your home.
Additionally, work involving these areas also requires approval, although in some of these cases, competent persons can self-certify their works for compliance:
- Heat-producing appliances
- Cavity wall insulation
- New electrics
All new homes need to adhere to Building Regulations too, and for this reason a building control inspector will visit at key stages of the build to inspect the work and ensure it complies.
These stages include:
- Excavation for the building foundations
- Pouring concrete for the foundations
- Building the oversite
- Building the damp proof-course
- A visit prior to completion
A completion certificate will then be issued following the final inspection.
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