Buildings Decree 2012

If you plan to refurbish, build, demolish or occupy a building, you must comply with the Buildings Decree 2012. This decree contains the technical regulations that represent the minimum requirements for all structures in the Netherlands. The requirements relate to safety, health, usability, energy efficiency and the environment. The Praktijkboek Bouwbesluit 2012 (Dutch) guides you through the Buildings Decree 2012.

Online tool regarding renovation work

With the online tool Verbouwkompas.nl (Dutch) you can check which statutory requirements apply to your renovation work on a home (in the case of common types of renovation).

Municipal building rules

The municipal building rules relate to urban planning, building on contaminated land and requirements regarding the external appearance of buildings. Building rules can differ from one municipality to another. Most municipalities publish their building rules on their website.