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Building Regulations certificate

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What are the Building Regulations?

The Building Regulations are designed to make sure buildings are safe to use and inhabit. As part of this aim, in England and Wales local authorities must always be informed when a heat producing appliance is installed in a property, so a Building Regulations Compliance Certificate can be issued.

If your Gas Safe registered business has installed a heat producing appliance (such as a boiler or fire), they’ll need to comply with the regulations and notify (self-certify) these appliances with the relevant local authority within 30 days of installation. If you’re a homeowner, it’s also up to you to ensure the Building Regulations are adhered to by making sure your engineer notifies the installation. 

If you need a duplicate Building Regulations Certificate, simply click the button below to order one.

 

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How to get a Building Regulations Certificate

Your Gas Safe registered engineer just needs to notify through Gas Safe Register. Once they’ve done this, we will inform your local authority and you’ll receive your Building Regulations Compliance Certificate in the post in 10-15 working days.

Because the Building Regulations Compliance Certificate belongs to the property in which the appliance has been installed, make sure you keep it safe; it’ll come in useful if you sell your home or decide to remortgage. For example, if a new boiler has been installed, the certificate confirms that the boiler has been installed correctly and safety at the property.

Additional information

Once your new installation is complete, the local authority needs to be notified within 30 days. You can contact us at Gas Safe Register to:

  • Check your engineer has notified the appliance
  • Order a replacement certificate if needed

If your Gas Safe registered engineer hasn’t notified the installation within 30 days, contact them and ask them to do so as soon as possible.

Requirements in other regions

Similar requirements to the above exist in Isle of Man and Guernsey.

The requirements are different if you’re in Scotland or Northern Ireland. For more information on Scottish regulations, head to the Scottish government website. For Northern Ireland, visit Building Control NI.

Registered engineers can notify through Gas Safe Register. Once complete, a Building Regulations Compliance Certificate should arrive via post within 10-15 working days. As the certificate belongs to the property, you’ll need to keep it in a safe place as it’ll be useful should you decide to sell your home (to pass onto the next owner) or re-mortgage.

Similar requirements to the above exist in Isle of Man and Guernsey, but not in Scotland and Northern Ireland. For more information on Scottish regulations you can visit the Scottish government website, and further details on the regulations in Northern Ireland are available on the Building Control NI site.

Declaration of Safety Certificate

A Declaration of Safety Certificate is a little different to a Building Regulations Certificate. It’s issued when a flueless gas cooking appliance (such as a cooker or hob) is notified. These aren’t covered by the Building Regulations, but can be voluntarily notified .

Additional information

Once your new installation is complete, the local authority needs to be notified within 30 days. You can contact us at Gas Safe Register to:

  • Check your engineer has notified the appliance
  • Order a replacement certificate if needed

If your Gas Safe registered engineer hasn’t notified the installation within 30 days, contact them and ask them to do so as soon as possible.

If you’re having problems, please get in touch with us or contact your Local Authority Building Control Department or Citizens Advice Consumer Services.

Related links

Manual to the Building Regulations An enhanced Manual to the Building Regulations designed to be clear and useful for a range of audiences, and a fully searchable PDF of all Approved Documents.