Regulations - Ask Active

Self Storage


Building Regulations is another area where the value of using Active Supply & Design can be truly recognised. During the design phase of your facility, we include means of achieving compliance with Building Regulations and overseeing this process on your behalf.
As the UK's largest self storage fit-out company we regularly deal with local authorities and the fire brigade to ascertain the correct level of protection for your customers. This may involve some degree of compromise with the design layout of your self storage facility, but ultimately it will meet with building control requirements and you will have peace of mind because of our input during the early design stages. See also mezzanine floors & regulations.


.....the minimum requirements designed to protect the health, safety and welfare of all people involved with buildings. This includes members of the public, occupiers, neighbours, visitors, disabled people, and maintenance and construction personnel.
They affect all buildings in England and Wales, with Scotland and Northern Ireland having their own set of Regulations. In addition, several areas of the country also have local acts which add to, not replace, the already delicate minefield. The Regulations are divided into 'parts' and each 'part' deals with a specific technical aspect of construction or design.
The Regulations are one of the mo st co mplex set of rules ever devised and complying with them is a formidable task. Just understanding them is difficult enough! The problem is that they are open to different interpretation and do not remain static.
They are a fluid set of documents that are constantly added to, amended, revised and updated, according to when new research is undertaken, new methods devised and new materials produced.


When you place your order, the wheels are then set in motion with the local authority by means of the completion of application forms, provision of working steelwork drawings, structural calculations, electrical schematics, escape route and distance analysis and the list goes on.
These are all dealt with efficiently and with professionalism to ensure that at the end of the project, a final certificate is obtained by us, for you, from the local authority.
We only use inspectors who have been approved by the Association of Consultant Approved Inspectors so you can be sure that all regulations are met.