Council for Aluminium in Building

Building Regulations

UK Building Regulation

Building Regulations set minimum standards for the construction of new buildings and the alteration of existing buildings within the UK.

The following four sub pages have links through to the individual guidance / technical hand books for England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland and are a practical guide on ways to comply with the functional requirements.

Each document contains:

  • general guidance on the performance expected of materials and building work in order to comply with each of the requirements of the Building Regulations; and
  • practical examples and solutions on how to achieve compliance for some of the more common building situations.

The Standard Assessment Procedure has also been updated (SAP 2012) and is available at