UK Building Regulations

Building regulations are statutory instruments that seek to ensure that the policies set out in the relevant legislation are carried out. Building regulations approvalis required for most building work in the UK. Building regulations that apply across England and Wales are set out in the Building Act 1984 while those that apply across Scotland are set out in the Building (Scotland) Act 2003.

The UK Government is responsible for the relevant legislation and administration in England, the Welsh Government is the responsible body in Wales, the Scottish Government is responsible for the issue in Scotland, and the Northern Ireland Executive has responsibility within its jurisdiction.

For information on the Building Regulations, please visit the following link

The Building Regulations 2010 – Electrical safety – Dwellings document can be located on the Planning Portal Government web site ( ) in PDF format and for your convenience, it can also be downloaded from here: BR_PDF_AD_P_2013

Please ensure you read the last page that confirms the documents uses and limitations.