United Kingdom & Ireland - EN

Building Regulations

logo check
Highlights
Performance and energy efficiency

Understand how glass can influence a building's energy and acoustic performance

Applications of glass

Whether you need glass for facades, interiors, homes, or specific applications, we have a solution

Which glass is right

See how the right glass can help improve your quality of life and the beauty of your home

Understand glass

Learn more about glass and what you can do with it.

Design with glass

There’s almost no limit to what you can create with glass.

Build with glass

Glass is the ultimate building element, and can be tailored to each project.

Glass for your home

We’re helping glass inspire more homes than ever before.

Highlights
122 Leadenhall - 'The Cheesegrater'

The 75,000 square metres façade features a curtain wall that is double glazed to allow for a high solar protection on neutral-looking glass.

Fruit and Wool Exchange

The new-build façades are predominately brick-faced, with punched windows to reflect the surrounding context.

Caudwell International

Curved glass, punch windows and precast stone panels make up the envelope on a figure-of-eight footprint.

All our projects

From landmark construction projects to innovative residential builds, this is how our glass can make the difference.

Highlights
Our story

Just as we were in 1932, we're ready to meet the challenges of now and the future

Sustainability

Find out more about how glass can support sustainable design

Quality control

We strive for quality in everything we do

Our company

Learn more about who we are

Help and contact

Highlights
Glass Analytics

Access our comprehensive suite of engineering and analytical tools

BIM objects

Download and use our standardized Guardian BIM content to create project specific BIM files

Seminars and online learning

For anyone who is interested in learning more about glass and its use

Building Regulations

postnord hq in stockholm

Glass for new builds, refurbishments and basic glazing replacements in the UK must comply with the relevant Building Regulations.

 

Wherever glass is used in buildings, whether it’s for a new build, a refurbishment or a basic glazing replacement, the way the glass is designed, supplied and installed must comply with Building Regulations. These are set to ensure that the application and use of glass is safe and/or energy efficient

There are many different building regulations to adhere to, which define the right glass and glazing for its given intention. Ensuring that the right glass is used is the responsibility of the end user. For example, having your windows replaced in your home means that the glazing must comply with many building regulation requirements, ensuring safety where applicable and energy efficiency. Ensuring that building control is informed of the change is vital and should be kept on record to identify that compliance is met if you should decide to sell or move on from your home. Insufficient evidence of Building Regulation compliance could leave you in a difficult position when it comes to selling your house.

Navigating Building Regulation documents can be daunting. Below are links to the most up to date documents, which offer guidance on the specification of glass and glazing in buildings and the current levels of compliance you are required to meet for your home or project.

Here you will find links to the approved documents for each country:

Need more support?
For more information on local building regulations, contact our glass experts.