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Building Regulations

With all of the regulations below, we are required to ensure that your new window designs are no less compliant than your old ones. When installing replacement windows and doors, the regulation on safety glass is mandatory. We always recommend that you comply with these regulations as they are now considered as good building practice.

Contact our window company in Yate, Bristol, to learn more about the relevant building regulations.

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Safe and Legal

When replacing your windows, there are some parts of the building regulations that apply. At Yate Windows, we can ensure that your new windows and doors comply with all the following regulations below.

Fire Escapes

All bedroom windows upstairs should have a window with a 450mm clear opening. All doors that require safety glass should be fitted within 300mm of doors or is below 800mm of the floor level. Additionally, trickle vents provide background ventilation and are necessary when building new homes. If your existing windows have them, your new windows should also have them.


If you are doing any work that involves moving or changing a lintel, it should be inspected by a local authority building inspector. When it comes to energy efficiency, all windows must have a BFRC rating of ‘C’ or above.

Rapid Ventilation

Most windows should have the equivalent of 1/20th of the floor area in opening sashes.

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