Building Regulations

Ensure your work is compliant

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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.

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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.

Access Approved Documents and supporting guidance

Building Regs Plus (England) 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 the table below to choose the part of Building Regulations you're interested in.

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Technical disclaimer

Any technical information contained on this website is produced by NHBC as guidance solely for all our builder customers as to how to interpret the technical requirements in relation to the warranty cover provided by NHBC under its Buildmark, Buildmark Choice, Buildmark Link, Buildmark Solo, Buildmark Connect or any similar product from time to time. It has not been created or intended for distribution or use outside of that purpose. The technical information contained on this web page does not constitute advice and is not to be relied upon by any third party. Nothing on this web page is intended to, nor should it be taken to, create any legal or contractual relationship. Any third party who chooses to rely upon the information contained on this web page shall do so entirely at their own risk and NHBC accepts no duty of care or liability, however caused, in connection with its use or reliance by any third party.