Rules and Regulations

Before you go ahead with any project you need to know if the work is permitted and if so what rules and regulations must be followed by you and the tradesperson you use. Below you will find articles on a wide range of topics with links to useful resources and the governing bodies who enforce the rules.
Renewable energies

Renewable energies

Renewable energy is energy from any source that is naturally replenished or replaced, once it is used. Phrases like 'renewables', 'green energy', 'microgeneration' or 'sustainable energy' are often used.


The Federation of Master Builders

Becoming a member of a professional organisation will assist a tradersperson to obtain advice in managing his business and help to defend the interest of his trade.


Renewable Heat Incentive

A new government payment scheme, the Renewable Heat Incentive has been created to encourage people to invest in systems which generate heat from renewable sources

Housing Standards and Building Regulations

Housing Standards and Building Regulations

Housing standards will now be included in Building regulations. In order to make the system easier to understand and follow, securing housing standards so that all the requirements are in one place, it will include optional building regulations that will only apply when needed.