The legislation governing building regulations is constantly evolving and becoming increasing complex. From the simplest domestic project to the most complicated large scale development, all building work will have to pass these rigorous standards. Ideal Planning and Design has the experience and knowledge to make this part of your building project as painless as possible.

The local authority Building Control department, or a private certified approved building inspector, will check the building regulations drawings to ensure they comply with current UK building regulations. Once the drawings have been approved, Building Control, or an approved inspector, will visit the construction site at various stages of the work to make sure that the building work is being carried out to a sufficient standard. Site visits will be made during the excavation and pouring of foundations, laying hardcore, installation of a damp proof course and the construction of drains and sewers. Once the work has been completed, the building inspector will visit the site to issue a final completion certificate, assuming the work has been completed to UK building regulations. The building inspector has the power to refuse the issuing of a completion certificate if the building work does not comply. It is therefore vital that you choose a company which has experience with current building regulation rules to ensure that your project is granted a completion certificate. Without a completion certificate, you could risk making your property impossible to sell or have a mortgage over.