Building Regulations are approved documents and statutory instruments. Any deviation from the regulations has to be covered by a waiver issued by the local Building Control Officer. Building Regulations are administered by Local Authorities. Many areas of Plumbing & Heating work are subject to building regulations which is why the competent person scheme has been so successful. Under these schemes 'Plumbers' can sign off their own work without having give notice building control or wait for the building control officer. This saves the householder time and money.
Frequently Asked Questions in Regulations
Frequently Asked Questions in Regulations are shown below. Select a question to read more about, or click back to return to the Regulations category.
I have completed my training for solid fuel/gas/oil installation work and have successfully passed my assessment. Can I now self-certify my work complies with the Building Regulations?
Not until you are registered with the relevant scheme - as a sole-trader, employer or employee. The Building (Amendment) Regulations 2002 (SI 2002/440) allows that certain work in connection with the installation of combustion appliances need not entail a ... [ read more ]