Will the Building Regulations apply to an internal alteration within my home or other type of building?

Yes - very likely. The regulations specify what forms of alteration amount to 'material alteration' and are therefore 'Building Work', taking account of the potential for the proposed work to adversely affect compliance of the building with specific requirements.

On this basis the regulations are very likely to apply if your project:

  • will involve alterations to the structure of the building (for example; the removal or part removal of a load bearing wall, joist, beam or chimney breast)
  • will affect escape or other fire precautions, either inside or outside the building
  • will affect access or facilities for disabled people

On the assumption that the regulations do apply, all the work involved in the alteration must comply with all the appropriate requirements.

Last updated: 08/09/2020 08:56:04