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The Building Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2012

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  1. Introductory Text

  2. PART A Interpretation and general

    1. 1.Citation and commencement

    2. 2.Interpretation and general

    3. 3.Transitional provisions

    4. 4.Exemptions

    5. 5.Application to erection of buildings

    6. 6.Application to services and fittings

    7. 7.Application to alterations and extensions

    8. 8.Application to material change of use

    9. 9.Giving of notices and deposit of plans

    10. 10.Deposit of plans for the erection of two or more buildings that are or contain dwellings

    11. 11.Application for a type approval certificate for the erection of a dwelling or dwellings

    12. 12.Notice of commencement and completion of certain stages of work

    13. 13.Regularisation certificates

    14. 14.Completion certificates

    15. 15.Testing of drains and private sewers

    16. 16.Sampling of materials

    17. 17.Exercise of power of dispensation or relaxation

    18. 18.Application for dispensation or relaxation

    19. 19.Time limit on the serving of a contravention notice

    20. 20.Appeals and prescribed periods

    21. 21.Revocations

  3. PART B Materials and workmanship

    1. 22.Interpretation

    2. 23.Fitness of materials and workmanship

    3. 24.Urea formaldehyde foam

  4. PART C Site preparation and resistance to contaminants and moisture

    1. 25.Application and interpretation

    2. 26.Site preparation and resistance to contaminants

    3. 27.Subsoil drainage

    4. 28.Resistance to moisture and weather

    5. 29.Condensation

  5. PART D Structure

    1. 30.Stability

    2. 31.Disproportionate collapse

  6. PART E Fire safety

    1. 32.Application and interpretation

    2. 33.Means of escape

    3. 34.Internal fire spread – Linings

    4. 35.Internal fire spread – Structure

    5. 36.External fire spread

    6. 37.Facilities and access for the Fire and Rescue Service

  7. PART F Conservation of fuel and power

    1. 38.Application and interpretation

    2. 39.Conservation measures

    3. 40.Target carbon dioxide emission rate

    4. 41.Consequential improvements

    5. 42.Change of energy status

    6. 43.Renovation of thermal elements

    7. 44.Notice of air pressure test

    8. 45.Notice of commissioning

    9. 46.Notice of emission rate

    10. 47.Provision of information

  8. PART G Resistance to the passage of sound

    1. 48.Application and interpretation

    2. 49.Protection against sound from other parts of the building and from adjoining buildings

    3. 50.Protection against sound within a dwelling or room for residential purposes

    4. 51.Reverberation in the common internal parts of buildings containing flats or rooms for residential purposes

    5. 52.Acoustic conditions in schools

    6. 53.Sound insulation testing and notice of results

  9. PART H Stairs, ramps, guarding and protection from impact

    1. 54.Application and interpretation

    2. 55.Provision of stairs in dwellings

    3. 56.Stairs, ladders, ramps and landings

    4. 57.Guarding

    5. 58.Vehicle loading bays

    6. 59.Protection against impact from and trapping by doors

    7. 60.Protection from collision with open windows, skylights or ventilators

  10. PART J Solid waste in buildings

    1. 61.Interpretation

    2. 62.Solid waste storage

    3. 63.Waste chute systems

  11. PART K Ventilation

    1. 64.Application

    2. 65.Means of ventilation

    3. 66.Ventilation of car parks

    4. 67.Notification of testing and commissioning

    5. 68.Provision of information

  12. PART L Combustion appliances and fuel storage systems

    1. 69.Application and interpretation

    2. 70.Air supply

    3. 71.Discharge of products of combustion

    4. 72.Warning of the presence of carbon monoxide gas

    5. 73.Protection of people and buildings

    6. 74.Provision of information

    7. 75.Protection of liquid fuel storage tanks

    8. 76.Protection against pollution

    9. 77.Prevention of smoke emission

  13. PART N Drainage

    1. 78.Application and interpretation

    2. 79.Drainage systems

    3. 80.Sanitary pipework

    4. 81.Underground foul drainage

    5. 82.Rainwater drainage

    6. 83.Cesspools, septic tanks and similar structures

  14. PART P Sanitary appliances, unvented hot water storage systems and reducing the risk of scalding

    1. 84.Application and interpretation

    2. 85.Provision of sanitary appliances

    3. 86.Sanitary appliances

    4. 87.Sanitary accommodation

    5. 88.Unvented hot water storage systems

    6. 89.Reducing the risk of scalding

  15. PART R Access to and use of buildings

    1. 90.Application and interpretation

    2. 91.Access and use

    3. 92.Access to extensions

    4. 93.Sanitary accommodation in extensions

    5. 94.Sanitary conveniences in dwellings

  16. PART V Glazing

    1. 95.Application and interpretation

    2. 96.Impact with glazing

    3. 97.Transparent glazing

    4. 98.Safe opening and closing of windows, skylights and ventilators

    5. 99.Safe means of access for cleaning glazing

  17. Signature


    1. SCHEDULE 1


      1. 1.The Building Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1973 shall continue to apply...

      2. 2.The Building Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1977 shall continue to apply...

      3. 3.The Building Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1990 shall continue to apply...

      4. 4.The Building Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1994 shall continue to apply...

      5. 5.The Building Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2000 shall continue to apply...

    2. SCHEDULE 2


    3. SCHEDULE 3


        1. Rule A: General

        2. Rule B: Erection of buildings

        3. Rule C: Alterations and extensions

        4. Rule D: Services and fittings

        5. Rule E: Material changes of use

        6. Rule F: Additional requirements


        1. 1.The following are the particulars to be given in a...

        2. 2.Where it is considered necessary for the purposes of examining...

        3. 3.Paragraphs (1) to (4) of Rule A of Part A...


        1. 1.The provisions of paragraphs (1) to (4) of Rule A...

        2. 2.The following are the notices to be given and the...

        3. 3.Where it is considered necessary for the purposes of examining...

  19. Explanatory Note

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