It is difficult today to do anything without seeking approval for something and the building industry is probably one of the most highly regulated industry sectors. As interior designers we have to ensure we understand when to seek Building Control or Planning approvals and when we are legally obliged to design with Health and Safety in mind. We are able to carry out planning applications for Listed Building consent or Advertisement Control applications where new signage is required and we use outsourced Building Control, BBS to process any Building Regulation applications required on our projects.
Health and Safety CDM 2015 regulations require clients to appoint a Principal Designer to manage the Health & Safety for any construction project and we are able to carry out this role where a Principal Designer has not been appointed by another member of the project team. To find out more about your obligation as a client, see the link to the HSE guide ‘Need building work done?’