L F Webb & Partner
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Overview: L F Webb & Partner cover the full spectrum of Building Regulations Approvals for commercial & residential buildings, including issues related to the Disability Discrimination Act 1995. 
Most building works require Building Regulations Approval. The drawings prepared provide basic construction information to ensure the building complies with all aspects of the Building Regulations Acts (Structural Stability, Fire, Ventilation, Drainage, Heating, & Lighting, Insulation, Disabled Access, Sound Control etc.). A fee is payable to the local authority for this service which is dependent upon the extent of the works proposed.
Applications: There are 3 main methods for achieving Building Regulations Approval:
  • Full Plans Applications
  • Building Notice
  • Regularisation
Full Plans Applications: This is the most common route. Full Plans submitted to a local authority and accepted are awarded a planning notice. Full Plans are often required when borrowing money from a bank or building society to finance a project and are useful for getting accurate quotes from builders.
Building Notice: This is an uncommon method for application as you run the risk of finding that your work does not comply with the Buildings Regulations.
Regularisation: This method involves inspection after construction and will require appropriate drawings.
Drawings for Full Plans Applications: The drawings will have basic setting out information and construction notes. A competent builder can build a house extension using these drawings.
Structures: A Structural Engineer may be required to prepare calculations for steel and timber structural support. (His fee is in addition to the design fee)
Disability Discrimination Act 1995: The Disability Discrimination Act 1995 (DDA) requires that all service providers should have made reasonable adjustments to the physical features of their buildings to ensure disabled people can access the building.