Building Control - links to related web sites
Below is a list of website which give further information on aspects of the Building Regulations
British Board of Agrement - The BBA is the UK's major approval body for new construction products and installers. Search and view Agrément Certificates online for products and conditions of use.
Bre Global - BRE Global Limited is an independent third party approvals body offering certification of fire, security and sustainability products and services.
Communities and Local Government - Communities and Local Government have responsibility for Building Regulations. They also sets policy on local government, housing, urban regeneration, planning and fire and rescue.
findanengineer.com - Findanengineer.com contains details of structural engineering companies across the United Kingdom.
Environment Agency - The Environment Agency are the public body responsible for protecting and improving the environment in England and Wales.
Health and Safety Executive - HSE's job is to protect people against risks to health or safety arising out of work activities. They provide information and advice, promote training and publish regulations and codes of practice.
Planning Portal - The Planning Portal is the UK Government's online planning and building regulations resource for England and Wales.
LABC - LABC is the member organisation representing all local authority building control departments in England and Wales. Contains information on the LABC New Home Warranty.
LABC Warranty - LABC New Home Warranty (NHW), provides a complete range of specialist services to ensure the building requirements for any development are fulfilled.
LABC Latent Gold Commercial Buildings Defects Guarantee - LABC Latent Gold is a structural defects insurance for commercial buildings up to £15 million in value and by arrangement for buildings valued over £15 million. It is delivered by LABC via local authority building control departments. LABC Latent Gold provides a low cost way to avoid the high risks and legal complexities associated with collateral warranties.
LABC Consult Services -LABC Consult provides services from associated construction industry experts. Among others, services include; access audits, acoustic testing, fire risk assessments, SAP and SBEM calculations, air tightness testing, BREEAM assessments, wholesome water consumption calculations and new building warranties.
RICS - RICS members offer the very best advice on a diverse range of land, property, construction and related environmental issues. They help to set, maintain and regulate standards, providing impartial advice to governments and policy-makers.
Planning Portal - Interactive Guide - Interactive Guide to Building Regulations and Planning Permission requirements for common household projects.
NICEIC - NICEIC is the electrical contracting industry's independent voluntary body for electrical installation matters throughout the UK. They run a competent persons scheme for Part P registered domestic electrical installers.
NAPIT - NAPIT runs a competent person scheme for Part P registered domestic electrical installers and host additional schemes to include plumbing, heating and ventilation.
Fire Safety Law and Guidance Documents - links to guidance on the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 and Fire Risk Assessments.
Fire Sprinkler Association - Fire Sprinkler Associates is a non-profit organisation providing support to the residential sector of the Fire Sprinkler Industry.
Heating Appliances and Energy Saving
Elmhurst Energy - Elmhurst Energy Systems Limited is a Government accredited body for the issue and endorsement of Standard Assessment Procedure (SAP) ratings.
CORGI - CORGI is considered the leading authority for information on gas safety issues around the home. CORGI registration is a legal requirement for anyone installing or repairing gas fittings or appliances.
HETAS - HETAS is the official body recognised by government to approve solid fuel domestic heating appliances, fuels and services.
The Solid Fuel Association - The Solid Fuel Association welcomes communication on all matters concerning the use of solid fuels both from domestic consumers and professionals.
OFTEC - OFTEC provides technical guidance covering the most frequent queries from consumers, installers and technicians of oil burning appliances. Includes a database of OFTEC registered technicians.
British Flue and Chimney Manufacturers Association - The British Flue & Chimney Manufacturers' Association is Britain's only Trade Association for factory-made chimney products.
Energy Saving Trust - The Energy Saving Trust provide free, independent local energy saving advice.
Sound Insulation Guidance
Robust Details Ltd - Robust Details Limited provides a route to compliance for Part E of the Building Regulations (England and Wales). It may be used as an alternative to on-site pre-completion sound testing and is also recognised in the Code for Sustainable Homes.
Timber and Joinery
Timber Research and Development Association - The Timber Research and Development Association is an internationally recognised centre of excellence on the specification and use of timber and wood products.
The Trussed Rafter Association - The Trussed Rafter Association is the respected voice of the trussed rafter industry in the UK and provides technical information on the use of Trussed Rafters.
The British Woodworking Federation- The British Woodworking Federation is the trade association for the woodworking and joinery manufacturing industry in the UK. The BWF produces a wide range of publications to support its members and the joinery industry. Many of these are available as downloadable documents on this website.
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