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Article 3(1)(a).

SCHEDULE 1N.I.MATTERS IN REGARD TO WHICH BUILDING REGULATIONS MAY BE MADE

1.  Preparation of sites.N.I.

[F12.  Suitability, durability, use, reuse and recycling of materials and components (including surface finishes) and the life cycle of materials and components.]N.I.

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[F22A  Measures requiring the use of reused or recycled materials.]N.I.

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3.  Structural strength and stability, including—N.I.

(a) precautions against overloading, impact and explosion;

(b) measures to safeguard adjacent buildings and services;

(c) underpinning.

4.  Fire precautions, including—N.I.

(a) structural measures to resist the outbreak and spread of fire and to mitigate its effects;

(b) services, fittings and equipment designed to mitigate the effects of fire or to facilitate fire-fighting;

(c) means of escape in case of fire and means for securing that such means of escape can be safely and effectively used at all material times.

5.  Resistance to moisture and decay.N.I.

6.  Measures affecting the transmission of heat.N.I.

7.  Measures affecting the transmission of sound.N.I.

8.  Measures to prevent infestation.N.I.

9.  Measures affecting the emission of smoke, gases, fumes, grit or dust or other noxious or offensive substances.N.I.

10.  Drainage (including waste disposal units).N.I.

11.  Cesspools and other means for the reception, treatment or disposal of foul matter.N.I.

12.  Storage, treatment and removal of waste.N.I.

13.  Installations utilising solid fuel, oil, gas, electricity or any other fuel or power (including appliances, storage tanks, heat exchangers [F3, low or zero carbon systems, heat networks], ducts, fans and other equipment).N.I.

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14.  [F4Communications services] (including telephones and radio and television wiring installations).N.I.

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15.  Lifts, escalators, hoists, conveyors and moving footways.N.I.

16.  Plant providing air under pressure.N.I.

[F517.  Standards and performance of heating, mechanical ventilation and air conditioning.]N.I.

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[F617A  Standards of artificial lighting and provision of power outlets.]N.I.

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[F717B  Measures relating to the security of buildings.]N.I.

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[F917D  Measures affecting the use of fuel or power (including the amount of fuel or power to be derived from a particular source or sources).]N.I.

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18.  Open space about buildings and the natural lighting and ventilation of buildings.N.I.

19.  Accommodation for specific purposes in or in connection with buildings, and the dimensions of rooms and other spaces within buildings.N.I.

20.  Means of access to and egress from buildings and parts of buildings.N.I.

21.  Prevention of danger and obstruction to persons in and about buildings (including passers-by).N.I.

22.  Matters connected with or ancillary to any of the matters mentioned in the preceding provisions of this Schedule.N.I.

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