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Useful Building Control Links

These links provide information on many aspects of the Building Regulations including legislation, disability and access issues.

LABC (Local Authority Building Control)
LABC is the national organisation representing local authority building control departments in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. Contains information on Building Regulations for householders, builders, developers and professionals.

LABC - Partner Authority Scheme
Information on the LABC Partner Authority Scheme.  Includes an application form for inclusion in the scheme.

Department for Communities and Local Government - Building Regulations
Provides information on Building Regulations including legislation.  Also has links to other government departments with relevant information.

Health and Safety Executive (HSE)
Responsible for Health and Safety in most work activities in Britain.  Information on how health and safety relates to Building Regulations.

Includes Her Majesty's Stationary Office (HMSO).  Contains UK legislation including Acts of Parliament, Statutory Instruments and Explanatory notes.

British Standards Institute
Regulate British Standards and develops national and international standards.  Includes information on how these relate to Building Regulations.

Pyramus & Thisbe - The Party Wall etc Act 1996
Contains information about the Act and how it relates to builders and residents.

Health Protection Agency
Contains information about radiation and its effects including inforamtion on Radon.  Also includes information on how this relates to Building Regulations. 

BRE - Radon
Information about Radon.  Contains guidance on Building Regulation requirements for protecting new builds in radon effected areas.

Chartered Institute of Plumbing and Heating Engineering
Information on their Approved Contractors Scheme including a list of current ACP's (Approved Contractor Person).

Ensure that replacement doors and windows comply with Building Regulations concerning improved thermal performance standards.

Information on oil heating and cooking including an Approved Equipment Directory.  Information for consumers and professionals.

Approves solid fuel domestic heating appliances, fuels and services.

Gas Safe Register
Ensure gas work is carried out safely.  Maintain a register of competent gas installers.

NBS Building Regulations
Official publisher of the Approved Documents for Building Regulations.  Includes information and ordering details on obtaining these documents on CD-ROM.

Disability Links

Disabled Living Foundation
Provides free, impartial advice about all types of disability equipment and mobility products for older and disabled people, their carers and families.

Centre for Accessible Environments (CAE)
Information on designing for accessibility.  Includes information on training, information sheets and links.

DirectGov - Disabled People
Government site with information, legislation and useful links on Disability and the DDA.

Equality and Human Rights Commission
Contains advice and information for disabled people, employers and service providers.  Also includes information on legislation.

Information on accessibility issues.  Also includes information on the RADAR key scheme.

Offers information and support on sight problems.  Also includes Good Design with advice on how to make your services accessible to people with sight problems.

Action on Hearing Loss (RNID)
Information on hearing problems.  Also includes accessibility advice and information on the DDA.

Inclusive Technology
Information on accessibility in education.  A catalogue of equipment is also available.

Information on learning disabilities and accessibility.

Code of Practice on Access and Mobility
An advisory document on good practice and current statutory requirements for the design of buildings, structures, highways and transportation.

National Register of Access Consultants
Accreditation service for access consultants and auditors.  Includes a database of members.

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