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Building Regulations Approval

Building Regulations approval is separate to planning permission and you will probably need both in place before you commence your building project.  Your new building will have to comply with current Building Regulations as required by Part L2A Building Regulations.

Miracle Span also offer a Building Regulations Approval Service through our partner architects – please ask one of our building advisors for details.

What is Building Regulations Approval?

Building control makes sure the technical design of your building meets current building regulations and takes account of foundation design and technical performance of the structure.

Building Regulations approval requires submission of the following documents relating to your proposed building:-

  • General Arrangement drawings
  • Material specification
  • Structural calculations

A fee is payable to your local authority’s building control department for them to carry out a technical check.

Once Building Control have confirmed the design of your building meets building regulations a plan approval certificate will be issued.

Building Control officers will then visit your site on completion of the foundation and at various stages of the building (depending on the complexity of the design) to make sure that your building project is carried out in accordance with the approval certificate.

Once all checks are done by Building Control and your building is complete a completion certificate will be issued.

For more information on Building Regulations Approval visit the Government’s website at

You can find out more about how the Building Regulations process works by visiting the UK Government website.