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Introduction

The primary function of Building Control is to process and determine applications and inspect building works in accordance with the requirements of the current Building and Development Control Law and Building Regulations. We aim to ensure that buildings are safe, healthy, accessible and sustainable for current and future generations.

If you are carrying out building work you may need to make an application for a licence under the Building Regulations.  Applications under the Building Regulations are separate to applications for planning permission. Advice on the what permissions may be necessary can be sought by contacting the Planning Department at the States Office (tel 01481 825531). 

You will need to pay a fee to make an application and the cost will vary depending on the type of work you are carrying out.  You can download an application form below. 

pdf icon Building Regulations Form [280kb]

pdf icon Building Regulations Fees Schedule [145kb]

Building Regulations

Up-to-date Building Regulations came into operation on 10th February 2014, to replace the 1978 Regulations which were legally in force until then. 

The new 2014 Alderney Building Regulations are available to download below.

pdf icon Building (Alderney) Regulations 2014 [261kb]

Approved Documents

The functional requirements of the Building (Alderney) Regulations 2014 are listed in Schedule 1 of those regulations.  Regulation 3(1)((b) of the Regulations allows for documents to be issued by the Building and Development Control Committee for the purpose of providing practical guidance in relation to any provision of the Regulations.  It is proposed that the current Guernsey Technical Standards (GTS) will be issued as 'Approved Documents' for this purpose. 

The functional requirements of the Regulations will be deemed to have been satisfied if the design guidance given in the Guernsey Technical Standards is followed.   

The Guernsey Technical Standards are split into 17 key parts, listed alphabetically A to P and Regulation 11:

Part A - Structure

Part B - Vol 1 Fire safety - Dwellinghouses
             - Vol 2 Fire safety - Buildings other than Dwellinghouses

Part C - Site preparation and resistance to contaminants and moisture

Part D - Toxic Substances

Part E - Resistance to the passage of sound

Part F - Ventilation

Part G - Health, Hygiene and Water Efficiency

Part H - Drainage and Waste Disposal

Part J - Heat producing appliances and Fuel storage systems

Part K - Safe means of access and egress

Part L1 - Conservation of Fuel and Power - Dwellings

Part L2 - Conservation of Fuel and Power - Buildings other than Dwellings

Part M - Access to and use of buildings

Part N - Glazing - Materials and Protection

Part P - Roads

Reg 11 - Materials and Workmanship
 

Water Efficiency Documents 

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The above documents can be downloaded below. 

pdf icon Building Control exemptions [1Mb]

pdf icon GTS - A: STRUCTURE. 2017 Edition [2Mb]

pdf icon GTS - B1: FIRE SAFETY - DWELLINGHOUSES. May 2016 [1Mb]

pdf icon GTS - B2: FIRE SAFETY - BUILDINGS OTHER THAN DWELLINGHOUSES. May 2016 [3Mb]

pdf icon GTS - C: SITE PREPARATION AND RESISTANCE TO CONTAMINANTS AND MOISTURE. May 2016 [1Mb]

pdf icon GTS - D: TOXIC SUBSTANCES. May 2016 [452kb]

pdf icon GTS - E: RESISTANCE TO THE PASSAGE OF SOUND. May 2016 [5Mb]

pdf icon GTS - F: VENTILATION. May 2016 [1Mb]

pdf icon GTS - G: HEALTH, HYGIENE AND WATER EFFICIENCY. May 2016 [820kb]

pdf icon GTS - H: DRAINAGE & WASTE DISPOSAL. May 2016 [1Mb]

pdf icon GTS - J: HEAT PRODUCING APPLIANCES AND FUEL STORAGE SYSTEMS. May 2016 [3Mb]

pdf icon GTS - K: SAFE MEANS OF ACCESS AND EGRESS. Feb 2013 [1Mb]

pdf icon GTS - L1: CONSERVATION OF FUEL AND POWER - DWELLINGS. May 2016 [1Mb]

pdf icon GTS - L2: CONSERVATION OF FUEL AND POWER - BUILDINGS OTHER THAN DWELLINGS. May 2016 [1Mb]

pdf icon GTS - M: ACCESS TO AND USE OF BUILDINGS. May 2016 [1Mb]

pdf icon GTS - N: GLAZING - MATERIALS AND PROTECTION. May 2016 [777kb]

pdf icon GTS - P: ROADS. May 2016 [1Mb]

pdf icon GTS - REGULATION 11: MATERIALS AND WORKMANSHIP. May 2016 [465kb]

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