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Introduction to the Building Regulations


"Really good level of knowledge and practical experience imparted by the lecturer" Ian Ellis, Siemens Building Technologies

"Very interesting and useful" Bill McDonagle, National Construction College

The Building Regulations are a set of legal requirements that apply to most building work, including new buildings, extensions, and certain types of renovation and replacement work. They are minimum requirements, and they are supported by a large body of guidance in the form of Approved Documents. Negotiating the legal requirements and guidance can be tricky, especially for the uninitiated.

Overview of the Introduction to the Building Regulations training course

Introduction to Building Regulations will provide an overview of the England and Wales legal requirements and some knowledge of the Approved Documents. There will be particular focus on parts of the Building Regulations that have changed recently and discussion of possible future changes.

It will provide invaluable assistance to professionals involved in the building process even those who have had prior experience with Building Regulations.

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The course does not interpret the law but is intended to help you to understand the system.

Delegates will have an overall understanding of the Building Regulations in general and some of the individual Approved Documents in particular.

Who should attend

This one-day course provides an introduction to the Building Regulations in England and Wales and is intended for anyone proposing to carry out building projects. The primary responsibility for achieving compliance with the regulations rests with the person carrying out the building work and the course will therefore be of interest to those who are involved in the building process and need an overview understanding of the Regulations.

Content and timings

Overview of the Building Regulations including: 

  • Part B - Fire Safety
  • Part F - Ventilation
  • Part G - Hygiene
  • Part H - Drainage
  • Part J - Combustion Appliances
  • Part L - Conservation of Fuel and Power
  • Part M - Access
  • Part P - Electrical Safety
  • Regulation 7 - Materials and Workmanship

Registration and coffee from 9.00am, course will start at 9.30am and finish at 16.30


Delegates are provided with a training pack containing a copy of the overheads and a BSRIA CPD certificate. The course fee includes lunch and refreshments. 


David Bleicher
David has a background in building services design, with experience of mechanical and electrical design both in the UK and in the USA. He joined BSRIA in 2005 and has worked on research projects, design reviews and he also leads the BSRIA training programme.  Read David's full profile.

Overview of the Introduction to the Building Regulations training course

In-company training

This course can be run in-company. We can also customise courses to meet the training needs of your staff. For more information, or for a quote, contact training manager Mike Lee

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