At Stair & Banister Ltd we take our work seriously and like to make sure we stay up to date with all the laws and each requirement to ensure we deliver you a bespoke service. The Building Regulations 2010 replace the Building Regulations 2000 (S.I. 2000/2531) (“the 2000 Regulations”) and came into force on 1st October 2010.


Building regulations set minimum standards for the design and construction of buildings to ensure the safety and health for people in or about those buildings. They also include requirements to ensure that fuel and power is conserved and facilities are provided for people, including those with disabilities, to access and move around inside buildings.

Meeting the requirements of the building regulations is the responsibility of the person carrying out the building work and, if they are not the same person, the owner of the building.

The following types of project amount to building work and will need building regulations approval:

  • The erection or extension of a building
  • An alteration involving work which will temporarily or permanently affect the ongoing compliance of the building, service or fitting with the requirements relating to structure, fire, or access to and use of buildings
  • Installing replacement windows using a builder or window company which is not FENSA registered
  • The installation or extension of a service or fitting which is controlled under the regulations
  • The insertion of insulation into a cavity wall
  • The underpinning of the foundations of a building
  • When you want to change the building’s fundamental use
  • Renovation of a thermal element
  • Change of a building’s energy status.


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