A Range of Guidance

The BCA Technical Group comprises practitioners in Building Control from Local Authority and Approved Inspector backgrounds and they are tasked with developing practical guidance for designers and those working in Building Control to assist in understanding and applying the Building Regulations.

Guidance Notes

A range of technical guidance addressing common construction problems.

Policy Notes

Download the explanations of the BCAs views in relation to the interpretation of legislation.

Impartiality of Building Control Bodies

Recognised guidance for the operation of approved inspectors to ensure their independance and impartiality.

Initial Notice Protocol

A recognised industry guide on the relationship between private and public sector when initial notices are submitted.

Final Certificate Protocol

A recognised industry guide on the submission of final certificates and resolution of minor infringements.

Mediation Scheme

The Mediation Scheme is used to resolve matters relating to submissions of initial notices.

Circular Letters

Relevant guidance issued by Government departments and endorsed by the BCA can be found on the DCLG website.