Building regulations set minimum standards for design and construction for a range of criteria including the safety and health of people in or about buildings, energy conservation and for facilities for access and movement inside buildings.
The most relevant parts of building regulations that effect the use of masonry are:
Approved documents are available from the Planning Portal.
The inherent benefits of masonry provide opportunity to meet multiple regulation requirements related to performance. Masonry construction has undergone significant development in recent years to enable compliance as building regulations have evolved, most significantly in relation to thermal performance and energy conservation.