Building Regulations

Ensure your work is compliant

Building Regulations resources & support

Building Regulations apply to most new buildings and many alterations of existing buildings in England and Wales, whether for domestic, commercial or industrial use. Compliance is a legal requirement.

NHBC Building Control Service

Whatever the nature of your building project, our Building Control team can help you manage it from concept to completion. Throughout your project a dedicated NHBC surveyor works with you to interpret regulations and resolve issues as they arise.

See how NHBC Building Control can help

Building Regulations Plus

NHBC Building Regulations Plus is our interactive guide to help you interpret and apply the Building Regulations. There’s a version for England and one for Wales. They each contain all the latest Approved Documents as well as supplementary guidance notes and material from our in-house experts. They're optimised for mobile devices so are accessible in the office or out on site.

Building in Scotland or Northern Ireland?

Technical handbooks for Scotland are available here. Building Regulations Technical Booklets for Northern Ireland are available here.

BUILDING REGS PLUS (ENGLAND)

Access Approved Documents and supporting guidance

NHBC Building Regs Plus (England) is an interactive, online document where you can access the Approved Documents and supporting technical information, guidance documents and articles.

Use quick-launch Building Regs Plus (England) or browse the table below to choose the part of Building Regulations you're interested in.

QUICK LAUNCH BUILDING REGS PLUS (ENGLAND)

Technical Guidance Documents

There are 150 Technical Guidance Documents, organised by NHBC Standards chapter, to help you interpret and apply NHBC Standards.

VIEW TECHNICAL GUIDANCE DOCUMENTS

NHBC Risk Guides

NHBC Risk Guides cover particular parts of the construction process and are issued to our building inspectors who’ll use them as a basis for discussion with you.

VIEW NHBC RISK GUIDES