We can carry out a wide range of designs, calculations and other procedures to ensure our clients' developments meet building regulations. These include:
- Full plan, application and building notice
- Structural design
- Foundation designs
- Structural steel and timber calculations for lofts
- New sewer connection permission
- Gas Safety Certification
- Tendering services
- Electrical testing
- Electrical wiring
Building regulations specify construction standards for building and design work and apply to the majority of new buildings, in addition to many alterations to existing properties. Scientific Designs can produce a full drawing and specification package for building regulations approval of your project.
Building regulation rules exist to ensure health and safety in and around buildings, as well as to guarantee proper access and energy usage. In most cases, a set of detailed architectural drawings and a specification are needed to prove that a building or development project complies with UK building regulations. The specification, along with the drawings, can be used by builders to ensure that building work progresses correctly.
Ensure Your Development is Compliant with UK Building Regulations
Building regulations legislation is constantly evolving and growing more complex. From the most basic of domestic projects to the most sophisticated large-scale development, all building work will be required to meet these standards. Scientific Designs has the expertise and experience to make this part of your project as hassle-free as possible.
Once an application has been made, the drawings, and other supporting material such as structural calculations, will be checked to make sure that they comply with current UK building regulations. The plans can be either approved by will be done by your local authority Building Department, or a private certified building inspector.
After the application has been approved and work has begun, Building Control or a certified inspector will visit the construction site at several stages to make sure that construction work is being done to a sufficient standard. The site will typically be visited during the digging and pouring of foundations, laying hardcore, the installation of damp proofing and the construction of sewers and drains. Upon completion of the work, if the work is judged to have complied with UK building regulations, the inspector will issue a final completion certificate. As this certificate is crucial for the future sale or mortgage of a property, it is vital that you choose a company that has experience with current building regulations.
We Can Assist with Developments of Any Size
Scientific Designs offer full building regulations drawings, construction specification packages and structural calculations for projects large or small — from minor works such as loft conversion and house extension, up to major large-scale new build developments and conversions. We keep up to date with all amendments made to building regulations to ensure the compliance and efficiency of your project.