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.

Initial Notice Protocol

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

Final Certificate Protocol

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

We are aware that there are versions of this protocol in circulation however these were not produced, or endorsed, by the BCA which has yet to publish its work in this area. 

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.