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Building Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2000

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PART VGlazing

Application and interpretation

V1—(1) Subject to paragraphs (2) and (3) this Part shall apply to any building or part of a building.

(2) Regulation V3 shall not apply to glazing in a dwelling.

(3) Regulation V5 shall not apply to glazing that is not intended to be cleaned.

(4) In this Part—

  • glazing includes glass, plastic and other transparent or translucent materials.

Impact with glazing

V2  Reasonable provision shall be made to limit the risk of people sustaining cutting and piercing injuries from accidental impact with glazing.

Transparent glazing

V3  Transparent glazing, of which people may otherwise be unaware and with which they are likely to collide while in passage in or about a building, shall incorporate features which make it apparent.

Safe opening and closing of windows, skylights and ventilators

V4  Any window, skylight or ventilator which can be opened by a person shall be so constructed or equipped that it may be opened, closed and adjusted safely.

Safe means of access for cleaning glazing

V5  Reasonable provision shall be made for safe means of access to clean glazing in walls, ceilings and roofs.

Deemed-to-satisfy provisions for regulations V2, V3, V4 and V5

V6—(1) The requirements of regulation V2 shall be deemed to be satisfied, in the case of a building specified in column (2) of Table V opposite the reference to that regulation, if the glazing used in the building complies with the relevant provisions of the publications specified opposite thereto in column (3), as amended by the publications specified opposite thereto in column (4).

(2) The requirements of regulation V3 shall be deemed to be satisfied, in the case of a building specified in column (2) of Table V opposite the reference to that regulation, if the glazing used in the building complies with the relevant provisions of the publications specified opposite thereto in column (3), as amended by the publications specified opposite thereto in column (4).

(3) The requirements of regulation V4 shall be deemed to be satisfied, in the case of a building specified in column (2) of Table V opposite the reference to that regulation, if the windows, skylights and ventilators provided in the building comply with the relevant provisions of the publications specified opposite thereto in column (3), as amended by the publications specified opposite thereto in column (4).

(4) The requirements of regulation V5 shall be deemed to be satisfied, in the case of a building specified in column (2) of Table V opposite the reference to that regulation, if the means of access to the building complies with the relevant provisions of the publications specified opposite thereto in column (3), as amended by the publications specified opposite thereto in column (4).

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