Building Regulations

The building regulations set minimum standards for the strength of the structure, but also its thermal performance, ifs fire safety, ins internal measurements, its accessibility to disabled people and its drainage capacity. We serve London and surrounding areas.

The government has set out statutory requirements for all buildings in the country. The building regulations set minimum standards for the strength of the structure, but also its thermal performance, ifs fire safety, ins internal measurements, its accessibility to disabled people and its drainage capacity. This is where Summit’s structural engineering services come to the fore.

These regulations were created to ensure that everyone has a safe and healthy environment in which to live and work. Once planning permission is granted for a project, our compliance team will begin making sure that the project meets the requirements of all relevant laws and regulations.

At this stage you should be thinking about:

  • Drainage
  • Fire safety
  • Connections
  • Build over agreement (if applicable)
  • Party wall agreement (if applicable)

At a later stage, we’ll have to address issues like:

  • Electrical plans (covered in the scope of works)
  • Plumbing plans (covered in the scope of works)

Key Building Stages

From planning to completion we will ensure the work we provide runs through all three stages below.

Stage 1 : Building Regulation Design

We’ll have technical drawings made up for your project by one of our expert designers. These will make it possible to prove that the project will comply with drainage, fire safety and other regulations.

Stage 2 : Structural Calculations

Here, we make sure that the design for your project is structurally sound. Our structural engineering services team will apply their materials and construction know-how to the design, and make all the necessary calculations.

Stage 3 : Gaining Building Control

We will pass on your final construction documents to building control to get sign off. We use a private company called JHAI. Once approved you will get a certificate so that you can begin to build!

Get in touch!

Book in for a casual, no obligation chat with one of our consultants who can talk you through each process of your project and how best Summit can help.

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Book in for a casual, no obligation chat with one of our consultants who can talk you through each process of your project and how best Summit can help.

Overview of Services

The Summit scope of services you will need to complete your project

Our Reviews

What you can expect when working with our dedicated team.
We had a great experience with Summit architects, they were really easy to deal with and we obtained planning first time of asking.
Aarav Singh
Aarav Singh
We contacted Summit looking for an architect for extension work we wanted although we didn’t have a clear idea what we specifically wanted. Oliver came and visited in a no obligation basis and we were immediately impressed, with his ideas and guidance. We immediately appointed Summit Architecture. Through their initial design process Oliver listened to what we needed and was available to discuss matters when we needed to. Once we were happy with final plans Nicolette handled the planning application keeping us updated at all stages. Now we are ready to proceed with building works and I am confident without his help we would still be trying to draw plans! I can’t thank Summit enough for their involvement in our planned extension. I would highly recommend them to anyone looking for support in handling such a project,
ahmed ali
ahmed ali
I have had an amazing experience with Summit Architecture. They have been attentive from beginning to end and I am so pleased with my new extension. Great team, I’d definitely use them again.
Shirley Bridges
Shirley Bridges
Worked with the team at Summit for a single story back extension. They worked quickly and kept us up to date throughout the process. These guys are great and we would highly recommend them!
Max Bowen
Max Bowen
Prompt, polite, flexible, accommodating, intuitive and overall professional. Would highly recommend their services.
Alex Isaakidis
Alex Isaakidis
We met with 4 different architects before hiring Summit. The team were prompt, concise and professional, very competitive on price, and fully understood our vision for the project.Jimi and the team were approachable and was very patient with some changes that we made to our drawings midway through the design process.We were kept informed on the throughout the process and I would definitely recommend Summit to others, so much so we have engaged their interior designers to help us put the finishing touches to the project. We cant wait to see it.
Max Holland
Max Holland
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