One of our duties is to consult on the fire safety aspects of any building control application, assessing every plan which is submitted to the county’s building control offices to make sure that each one meets the fire safety requirements of the Building Regulations.
We are consulted by the building control bodies as part of their wider assessment of applications against the Building Regulations. For questions regarding Building Regulations’ compliance you should contact your building control officer in the first instance.
The main piece of guidance we use to assess whether proposed applications adhere to the Building Regulations is the Approved Document B which is helpful for individual buildings.
We have also produced our Pre-Application Guidance for Developers (Word 2MB), which provides advice and guidance for domestic and commercial property developments and includes key information on access requirements for the Fire Service and firefighting water supply requirements.