Building Regulations are minimum standards for design, construction and alterations to virtually every building. They are developed by the Government and approved by Parliament. How to get approval The way to obtain approval will depend on whether you choose to use the Building Control services of a Local Authority or an Approved Inspector. Approved documents The most recent versions of the Approved Documents that support the technical "Parts" of the Building Regulations' requirements are accessible here. Advertisement About Planning Portal adverts Building Regulations your responsibilities Meeting the requirements of the Building Regulations is the responsibility of the person carrying out the building work and, if they are not the same person, the owner of the building. The building regulations apply to most building work, therefore it is important to know when approval is needed. Determinations & Appeals Determinations and appeals are two procedures which allow the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government or the Welsh Ministers in the Welsh Assembly Government, as appropriate, to adjudicate in disputes.