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Building Regulations

We are dedicated in carrying through our proposals from concept stage to the detailed design phase.

As a result, we ensure that building regulations considerations are factored in during the early iterations of the design to avoid potential pitfalls and alterations at when construction begins.

We produce building regulations drawings and coordination with relevant parties such as structural engineers and building control officers, ensure compliance is achieved in a safely and efficiently.

Building Regulations Northedge Architecture

What is Building Control?

Building Regulations are a set of national standards that apply to the majority of construction and extension projects in the UK. Building control is a vital part of the construction process.

It involves the application of regulations to ensure that buildings are designed and constructed in accordance with safety, structural integrity, and energy efficiency standards. Unlike the planning permission compliance, Building control inspections have various routes via local authority and private officers and can have either full plans or building notice application. The overriding aim is the crucial role in safeguarding the well-being of occupants and the longevity of the structure.

Why is Building Control Important?

It ensures residential projects adhere to industry standards and regulations. Compliance with building regulations enhances safety, reduces the risk of structural failures, and guarantees energy efficiency, fire safety, and accessibility.

Meeting these requirements not only safeguards a clients investment but also provides peace of mind for you and future occupants. For homeowners who have intentions of selling in the future may come across issues down the line if compliance isn’t adhered to during the build and the same can be said for those who are looking to purchase properties.

It is of benefit to society as a whole to raise the standards of housing and construction as it sets the bar higher for quality of buildings and protects against the negligence of builders and property owners.

Collaborative Assessments

We foster effective collaboration between all parties involved in the construction process, including contractors, engineers, and building control officers. We act as a liaison, coordinating with the relevant departments to ensure all necessary inspections and approvals are carried out promptly and efficiently. We are acknowledged as a trusted trade within the ‘Trafford Guide to Extending Your Home’.

Quality Control

Our architects conduct regular on-site inspections to monitor construction progress, assess compliance, and address any issues that may arise. Through rigorous quality control measures, we maintain high construction standards, resolve potential problems proactively, and provide valuable guidance to contractors to achieve optimal results.

Streamlined Construction Process

By integrating building control services within our architectural expertise, we streamline the construction process. Our proactive approach minimises delays and eliminates potential issues, facilitating a smooth and efficient journey from design to completion.

We can also provide expert advice on how to address any issues that may arise and can advocate on behalf of our clients to ensure their interests are represented.