This section is intended to provide information you may find useful regarding Building Regulations, planning permissions, loft conversions, fire safety, garden safety, smoke detectors, smoke alarms and reducing energy waste.

The Building Regulations Explanatory Booklet provides an introduction to Building Regulations in England and Wales, and is intended for anyone proposing to carry out building projects, however it is not a statement of the law. This booklet only deals with Building Regulations and not planning permission. Similarly, receiving any planning permissions for your work is not the same as taking action to ensure your work complies with Building Regulations. Again, if you're not sure, please give us a call on 02476 318585 or contact us.

Within the Planning Portal, a government information website, you will find planning and building regulations guidance for many common building work projects for the home. You can also read case studies outlining people's real experiences of tackling a number of projects and also important information and guidance on your responsibilities when considering and undertaking building work.