Building Regulations

Building Regulations

We understand the importance of adhering to building regulations in the construction process. Our team of experienced architects and architectural technicians are skilled in producing detailed drawings that ensures the safety and compliance of your project including full plans submission, building notice submission, and regularisation of unauthorised work.

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Why do I need to comply with Building Regs?

1 | It is a legal requirement to ensure the safety of building.
2 | To promote energy efficiency and sustainability.
3 | To protect the value of the property. Ensuring good construction standards.
4 | To avoid costly mistakes or errors on site. 
5 | To ensure that the property is fit for purpose. 
6 | Protecting your investment by ensuring the property can be used or sold when needed.

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How can we help?

Whether you are planning a new build, extension, conversion, or renovation, our team will work with you to understand the specific requirements of your project and produce high-quality drawings that meet all necessary standards. We offer a range of services in Manchester and across the North West, including full plans submission, building notice submission, and regularisation of unauthorised work.

Our team has extensive knowledge of the regulations process and can guide you through each step, from initial consultation to final approval documents. We strive to deliver efficient and cost-effective solutions that meet your needs and add value to your project.

We also offer a range of additional services such as party wall agreements, accessibility and disability audits. Our team is dedicated to providing comprehensive support to ensure the success of your project. If you are in need of an application with your local authority, know that we are here to support your project.

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Why should you instruct us?

At Muse Architects, we are a RIBA Chartered Practice that specialises in regulations for property development projects of all kinds. This includes commercial properties, new build extensions or loft conversions. We are committed to assisting our clients through the complicated process of obtaining approval, making sure that their projects conform to all relevant regulations and requirements.

We understand the importance protecting your investment and ensuring that your project is a success. That’s why we offer a comprehensive range of architectural services, including the creation of detailed architectural plans, project management, and 3D visualisation. We work closely with our clients to ensure that their projects run smoothly and are completed on time and within budget.

At Muse Architects, we are committed to sustainability and the environment, and pride ourselves on creating designs that are both beautiful and environmentally friendly but more importantly compliant with regulations. Our team is skilled in designing and detailing architectural projects that meet the highest standards of sustainability, making use of energy-efficient materials and techniques to minimise their impact on the environment.

The purpose of building regulations is to ensure the safety, health, and welfare of people in and around buildings, as well as to promote sustainable development and energy efficiency. Building regulations set out minimum standards for the design and construction of buildings, including their structural integrity, fire safety, and accessibility. Building regulations apply to building work, alterations, repairs, and changes of use of buildings. By ensuring that buildings meet these standards, the local authority building control body helps to protect the safety of the occupants and the value of the property.

You will need building regulations approval for most structural work, including:

  1. All new buildings except agricultural buildings.
  2. Garages (except detached garages under 15 sqm or under 30 sqm and at least 1m from a boundary or built from non-combustible materials).
  3. All extensions to buildings, regardless of size.
  4. Loft conversions, roof extensions, balconies, and roof terraces.
  5. Basement extensions
  6. All garage conversions, regardless of size.
  7. Barn conversions.
  8. Flat conversions (subdividing a dwelling into a number of flats).
  9. Converting flats back into a house.
  10. Structural alterations, including works to load-bearing walls and floors

The cost of building regulations drawings varies and can start from 3% of the construction cost. The cost may also depend on the level of service and experience of the provider.

Building regulations plans for new builds should include details on structure, fire safety, sound insulation, ventilation, drainage, electrical design and installations, mechanical design and installations, and energy information.

Building regulations approval typically takes 5 weeks when applying through a Full Plans Building Control application, or up to 2 months if agreed upon by both parties.

Building regulations plans for new builds should include details on structure, fire safety, sound insulation, ventilation, drainage, electrical design and installations, mechanical design and installations, and energy information.

Building regulations plans for extensions should include details on structure, fire safety, sound insulation, ventilation, drainage, electrical design and installations, and mechanical design and installations.

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What sets us apart?

At Muse Architects, we are deeply passionate about sustainable design and the use of Building Information Modeling (BIM) technology to optimise project outcomes. This helps us see the project in more detail. It also allows us to provide a high-quality results as we strive to find creative solutions to meet the unique needs of each of our clients.

We are experts in regulation and offer a range of services to help our clients navigate the complexities of the regulatory process. Our team of consultants have extensive experience in preparing drawings and plans for both commercial and residential projects. We can assist with applications and submissions, ensuring that all necessary documentation is completed accurately and efficiently.

Our goal is to help our clients obtain approval as smoothly as possible, while also ensuring that all construction work complies with relevant regulations. In addition to our regulation services, we also offer planning permission and cost estimates to help our clients budget for their projects. If you are in need of support, look no further than Muse Architects. Our team of consultants is here to help you every step of the way.

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