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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)Opens new window

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.

Welsh Government - Building RegulationsOpens new window

Provides information on building regulations in Wales including legislation.

Pyramus & Thisbe - The Party Wall etc Act 1996Opens new window

Contains information about the Act and how it relates to builders and residents.

BRE - RadonOpens new window

Information about radon.  Contains guidance on building regulation requirements for protecting new builds in radon effected areas.

Chartered Institute of Plumbing and Heating EngineeringOpens new window

Information on their approved contractors scheme including a list of current approved contractors.

FENSAOpens new window

Ensure that replacement doors and windows comply with building regulations concerning improved thermal performance standards

OFTECOpens new window

Information on oil heating and cooking including an approved equipment directory. Information for consumers and professionals.

HETASOpens new window

Approves solid fuel domestic heating appliances, fuels and services

Gas Safe RegisterOpens new window

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

Disability links

Centre for Accessible Environments (CAE)Opens new window

Information on designing for accessibility. Includes information on training, information sheets and links.

Equality and Human Rights CommissionOpens new window

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

Disability Rights UKOpens new window

Provides information and advice on disabilities and accessibility issues.

RNIBOpens new window

Offers information and support on sight problems. 

Action on Hearing LossOpens new window

Provides information and advice on hearing problems.

MencapOpens new window

Information on learning disabilities and accessibility.

National Register of Access ConsultantsOpens new window

Accreditation service for access consultants and auditors. Includes a database of members.


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