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The Building (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2010

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Citation and commencement

1.  These Regulations may be cited as the Building (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2010 and shall come into operation on 31st March 2010.

Interpretation

2.  In these Regulations “the principal Regulations” means the Building Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2000(1).

Transitional provisions

3.—(1) The principal Regulations shall continue to apply to—

(a)plans deposited or a building notice given in accordance with the principal Regulations before the commencement of these Regulations;

(b)building work carried out in accordance with such plans or such building notice with or without any departure or deviation from those plans or that building notice; and

(c)building work completed before the commencement of these Regulations,

as if the amendments effected by these Regulations had not been made.

(2) In paragraph (1)—

(a)“building notice” means a notice given under regulation A10 (Giving of notices and deposit of plans) of the principal Regulations; and

(b)“building work” has the same meaning as in the principal Regulations.

Amendment of the principal Regulations

4.  The principal Regulations shall be amended as provided in regulations 5 to 9.

Amendment of Part D (Structure)

5.  For Regulation D2 there shall be substituted―

D2.    Disproportionate collapse

A building shall be designed and constructed so that in the event of damage occurring to any part of the building, the extent of any resulting collapse will not be disproportionate to the cause of the damage..

Substitution of Part J (Solid waste in buildings)

6.  For Part J (Solid waste in buildings) there shall be substituted the Part set out in Schedule 1.

Amendment of Schedule 2 Part A - Giving of notices and deposit of plans

7.  In paragraph 3 of Rule F: Additional requirements—

for “DOE(NI) Technical Booklet D: 1994” there shall be substituted “DFP Technical Booklet D: 2009”.

Substitution of the Table in Schedule 4 (Structural loadings)

8.  For the Table in Schedule 4 to the principal Regulations there shall be substituted the Table set out in Schedule 2.

Amendment of Schedule 5 (Deemed-to-satisfy provisions)

9.—(1) For Table D in Schedule 5 to the principal Regulations there shall be substituted the Table set out in Schedule 3.

(2) For Table J in Schedule 5 to the principal Regulations there shall be substituted the Table set out in Schedule 4.

Sealed with the Official Seal of the Department of Finance and Personnel on 4th January 2010.

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Philip Irwin

A senior officer of the

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