At Base, our practice is built on a foundation of trust, expertise, and commitment to ensure all our projects not just meet, but exceed the context of the building regulations’ approved documents.
Adhering to these building regulations is requires the harmonisation of design, structure, health and safety measures, energy conservation, and accessibility. We are ready to undertake this challenge on your behalf.
WHAT ARE BUILDING REGULATIONS?
In essence, building regulations are a set of legislative guidelines implemented by the UK government to certify the safety, accessibility, and environmental sustainability of any building construction or refurbishment project.
Each construction initiative has its own unique set of applicable building regulations to adhere to. The project’s nature, location, intended use, and audience can significantly influence the specific set of regulations to be adhered to.
Through our twenty years of architectural experience, we have developed an expertise that allows us to comprehend, interpret and apply these standards down to the last detail. For us, it is often not about simply meeting the requirements, but surpassing them to capitalise on design efficiency and innovation.
Our primary goal remains the creation of safer and more sustainable infrastructure while continually pushing the boundaries of architectural innovation. The building regulations are not limitations, but catalysts that inspire us to deliver pioneering and sustainable architectural solutions.
Our Building Regulations Process
At Base, we’ve honed a strategic approach to navigate the intricacies of building regulations for every project. This provides us with a flexible framework designed to adapt according to each project’s unique needs.
A typical overview of our approach toward building regulations is shown opposite.
We begin by gaining a comprehensive understanding of your project. We assess factors such as the project’s scope, purpose, and location. This critical step helps us determine the relevant building regulations that must be complied with and which will inform the design and construction.
Following the initial understanding, we dive deep into relevant building regulations. We thoroughly identify and examine every regulation that applies, ensuring no stone is left unturned.
Equipped with our knowledge of your project and the applicable regulations, we then step into the detailed design process. Our detailed design ensures your project is compatible, convenient, and compliant while meeting your vision and values.
Adhering to the building regulations involves working with building control officers. We manage these relations, presenting and negotiating your plans for you, and securing the required certification to ensure compliance.
We prepare and submit detailed construction drawings to the building control for a plans check appraisal. This involves compiling a comprehensive set of drawings that outline how your project aligns with all the necessary regulations.
Our work doesn’t end with building regulations certification. Throughout the construction of the project, we supervise the build to ensure compliance with approved plans. Regular site progress meetings are held and any modifications are updated and reviewed for compliance.
Once the project is built, we snag the construction to ensure the project has been built correctly and to the required standard. We then issue a practical completion certificate, confirming the build meets the building regulations.
Why Choose Base For
Building Regulation Compliance?
Our experience stretches beyond years we’ve been in business, and is reflected in the diverse projects we’ve executed. We’ve honed our ability to address complexities with inventive ideas and progressive solutions.
Our efficient communication with local authorities facilitates an efficient and regulated process. As your partner, we take responsbility for navigating negotiations, and keeping your project on track.
We believe in delivering unwavering quality, irrespective of a project’s scale or type. We meticulously ensure every relevant regulation is satisfied, providing the most direct path toward compliant completion.
The distinction between a passable project and an exceptional architectural piece lies in its finer details. That’s what we bring to the table – an uncompromised dedication to excellence visible in every aspect of our work. Entrust the technicalities to us, while you enjoy the transformation of your dream into reality.
At Base, we tackle building regulations with skill, energy and creativity. We firmly believe a building should be more than just bricks and mortar. It stands as evidence of the perfect union of style, utility, and safety.