Building regulations set standards for the design and construction of buildings to ensure the safety and health for people in or about those buildings. According to the government's Planning Portal, the owner of the property is ultimately responsible for complying with the relevant building regulations. For these reasons, and for the obvious reason that most of us would want to use only safe, compliant products in our homes, it is important to be able to identify if a product is compliant.
"I would always look for a BBA-certified product. It tells me straight away that the product complies, no question."
Advice from Building Control Officer to one of our customers in Bedfordshire
Some recently-introduced products are imported from countries where building regulations differ or are less stringent than those in the UK. If you are not sure about a product's compliance to UK regulations, ask the supplier to clarify - after all, it is your home and your safety that is at stake.