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Workmanship and Materials

Key components of achieving the desired standards of buildings are the workmanship and the materials used.

The Building Regulations have in place a degree of control over these through Regulation 7, which requires that any building work shall be carried out with proper materials and in a workmanlike manner.  A separate Approved Document has been produced to give guidance on how that regulation may be satisfied.

Approved Document 7 - Material and workmanship

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Workmanship and Materials

Read more about the regulations concerning workmanship and materials.

Regulation 7

Regulation 7 stipulates that building work shall be carried out with adequate and proper materials.