How can I make sure that my application meets with Building Regulations?
The building regulations are made up of a series of parts or sections and each of these parts is supported by approved documents which contain the necessary requirements and technical guidelines on how to fulfill the regulations.
While you are under no obligation to follow the technical guidelines as exactly stated in the approved documents, it does give you the preferred template to work with. In addition to that, depending on the scale of your project, you may also want to refer some other important documents such as the British Standards, British Standards Codes of Practice, Technical Certificates and Approved Technical Specification, Harmonized European Standards.
That your design follows the approved documents is a show of compliance which will earn you points with the local building council but if you decide not to follow the technical guidelines, your plan has to show some other means by which the building regulations will be met.
Some of these details go beyond the purview of a layman which is why you need an expert for your loft conversion project. Experts at Milosh Build in Brighton will be able to walk you through the application process so that you come up with a plan that meets with the approval of building regulations.