The ODPM is responsible for Building Regulations, which exist principally to ensure the health and safety of people in and around buildings. The regulations apply to most new buildings and many alterations of existing buildings in England and Wales, whether domestic, commercial or industrial. Read more about Building Regulations...
In this section
In this section you can view an explanatory booklet which gives a clear concise overview for anyone intending to carry out building work. There are also documents and publications on the individual parts of the regulations and links to other related websites.
Building Regulations (Parts F&L): draft publications 2005
Interim versions of Approved Documents for Part F (ventilation) and Part L (energy efficiency) and other supporting material, made available in preparation for the changes sanctioned to the Building Regulations - coming into effect on 06 April 2006.