What Regulations Apply to Self-Build Properties?

So you have designed the perfect home, or had an architect do it for you.  The planning permissions is in place and you are ready to get started.  But this isn’t the end of the regulations that you need to be aware of when building your own home because there are the building regulations that need to be complied with.  But what are they and what do they affect? Building Regulations Building regulations are a series of rules that apply to the different elements of a house.  They also apply to an extension be added to an existing property, underpinning of a house and even some changes in use, such as converting a barn to a home.  The only things that building regulations don’t apply to are single storey buildings less than 15 sq. metres in length that have no sleeping accommodation or to a … [Read more...]