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The Building Standards and Procedure Amendment (Scotland) Regulations 1999

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Regulation 2(16)

SCHEDULE 1SCHEDULE TO BE SUBSTITUTED FOR SCHEDULE 1 TO THE BUILDING STANDARDS (SCOTLAND) REGULATIONS 1990

Regulation 3

SCHEDULE 1EXEMPTED CLASSES OF BUILDINGS

(1)(2)(3)
ClassDescriptionExceptions
PART 1 –
DETACHED BUILDINGS
Buildings controlled by other legislation
1A building the construction of which is subject to the Explosives Acts 1875 and 1923(1).
2A building erected on a site which is subject to licensing under the Nuclear Installations Act 1965(2).A dwelling, office or canteen.
3A building included in the Schedule of monuments maintained under section 1 of the Ancient Monuments and Archaeological Areas Act 1979(3).A building of purpose group 1 or 2.
Buildings not frequented by people
4A building into which people cannot or do not normally go.

(i)A building (other than a wall or fence) within 10 metres or the equivalent of its height (whichever is the less) of the boundary, and for the purpose of this exception, the boundary, in relation to any road, public access way or public right of way, river, stream, canal, loch, pond, common land or public open space, shall be taken to be the nearest edge thereof to the relevant land;

(ii)A wall or fence within the exceptions in Class 13 of this Schedule;

(iii)A tank, cable, sewer, drain or other pipe above or below ground which falls within any of the exceptions in Class 16 of this Schedule.

5Fixed plant or machinery or a building housing only fixed plant or machinery, the only normal visits to which are intermittent visits to inspect or maintain the fixed plant or machinery.A building within 1 metre of a boundary.
Agricultural greenhouses and other agricultural buildings
6An agricultural greenhouse or other building of mainly translucent material used mainly for commercial growing of plants. A building–

(i)used to any extent for retailing (including storage of goods for retailing) or exhibiting; or

(ii)situated on land within the boundaries of which there are harmful or dangerous substances.

7A building used for any other form of agriculture

(a)A building–

(i)used to any extent for retailing (including storage of goods for retailing) or exhibiting;

(ii)exceeding 2000 cubic metres in capacity;

(iii)within 10 metres or the equivalent of its height (whichever is the less) of a boundary of a building of purpose group 1 or 2; or

(iv)A building situated on land within the boundaries of which there are harmful or dangerous substances;

(b)A tank, cable, sewer, drain or other pipe above or below ground which falls within Class 16 of this Schedule;

(c)A dungstead.

Works of civil engineering
8A work of civil engineering construction including a dock, wharf, harbour, pier, quay, sea defence work, lighthouse, embankment, river work, dam, bridge, tunnel, filter station or bed, inland navigation, reservoir, water works, pipe line, sewage treatment works, gas holder or main, electricity supply line and supports.A septic tank, or private sewage treatment works, which is serving a building subject to regulation 24.
Buildings of a specialised nature
9A building essential for the operation of a railway including a locomotive or carriage shed, or for the operation of a work of civil engineering contained in Class 8, and erected within the curtilage of such a railway or work.

(i)A signalling and control centre for a railway or dock;

(ii)A building, not being a building falling within Class 10 of this Schedule, of purpose group 4 or 5 erected within the curtilage of such a railway or work.

10A road or rail passenger shelter or a telephone kiosk having a floor area not exceeding 30 square metres, and which, insofar as it is glazed, complies with the requirements of regulation 27(1)(b).A building containing a combustion appliance which is subject to regulation 14.
11A caravan or mobile home within the meaning of the Caravan Sites and Control of Development Act 1960(4), or a tent, van or shed within the meaning of section 73 of the Public Health (Scotland) Act 1897(5).A septic tank or private sewage treatment works serving a building of this class.
Small buildings
12A single-storey building having an area not exceeding 30 square metres, and which, insofar as it is glazed, complies with the requirements of regulation 27(1)(b), other than a building falling within excepted classes 10, 13, 18, 19 or 20 of this Schedule.

A building–

(i)

of purpose group 1;

(ii)

ancillary to or within the curtilage of a building of purpose group 1;

(iii)

within 1 metre of a boundary;

(iv)

containing sleeping accommodation or a combustion appliance which is subject to regulation 14;

(v)

containing sanitary accommodation;

(vi)

situated on land within the boundaries of which there are harmful or dangerous substances.

13A wall or fenceA wall exceeding 1.2 metres or a fence exceeding 2 metres in height.
Construction and development buildings
14A building used only by people engaged in the construction, demolition or repair of any building or structure during the course of that work.A building containing sleeping accommodation.
15A building used in connection with the letting or sale of any building under construction until such time as the letting or sale of all related buildings is completed.A building containing sleeping accommodation (excluding unused bedrooms in a showhouse).
Tanks, cables, sewers, drains etc.
16Any tank, cable, sewer, drain or other pipe above or below ground.

(i)A drainage system, septic tank or private sewage treatment works, which is serving a building subject to regulation 24;

(ii)A tank which is subject to regulations 15 or 31;

(iii)A cable, conductor or apparatus which is subject to regulation 26.

Temporary buildings
17A building erected on a site for a period not exceeding 28 consecutive days or 60 days in any period of 12 months.
Buildings ancillary to dwellings
18A single-storey building ancillary to and within the curtilage of a dwelling of purpose sub-group 1B or 1C, comprising a garage, garden hut or store or building for keeping animals, birds or other livestock for domestic purposes.

A building–

(i)

exceeding 30 square metres in area;

(ii)

within 1 metre of the dwelling, unless it is at least 500 millimetres from any boundary;

(iii)

containing a combustion appliance which is subject to regulation 14; or

(iv)

situated on land within the boundaries of which there are harmful or dangerous substances.

19Any other single-storey building ancillary to and within the curtilage of a dwelling of purpose sub-group 1B or 1C, including a carport, covered area, greenhouse, summer house or swimming pool cover.

A building–

(i)

exceeding 30 square metres in area;

(ii)

containing a combustion appliance which is subject to regulation 14; or

(iii)

situated on land within the boundaries of which there are harmful or dangerous substances.

20An underground or substantially underground building within the curtilage of a dwelling of purpose sub-group 1B or 1C, the purpose of which is solely to afford shelter or protection from the effects of weapons of war (whether nuclear, chemical or conventional).

A building–

(i)

exceeding 30 square metres in area;

(ii)

the excavation for which is nearer to any exposed part of another building than a distance equal to the depth of the excavation plus 1 metre; or

(iii)

situated on land within the boundaries of which there are harmful or dangerous substances.

PART II
BUILDINGS ATTACHED TO DWELLINGS OF PURPOSE SUB-GROUP 1B OR 1C
21A single-storey extension to an existing dwelling of purpose sub-group 1B or 1C which is ancillary to the dwelling and consists of a conservatory or porch which, insofar as it is glazed, complies with the requirements of regulation 27(1)(b) or a greenhouse, carport or covered area.

A building–

(i)

exceeding 30 square metres in area or, in the case of a porch, 8 square metres;

(ii)

containing a flue or a combustion appliance which is subject to regulation 14;

(iii)

containing sanitary accommodation;

(iv)

(except in the case of a greenhouse, carport or covered area) within 1 metre of a boundary; or

(v)

situated on land within the boundaries of which there are harmful or dangerous substances.

NOTES

1.  In the application of Part 1 of this Schedule no account shall be taken of an office use which is ancillary to the main purpose of the building.

2.  For the purpose of Class 17, an air-supported or otherwise collapsible building shall not be exempt solely on account of deflation or other form of intermittent collapse..

Regulation 2(17)

SCHEDULE 2SCHEDULE TO BE SUBSTITUTED FOR SCHEDULE 2 TO THE BUILDING STANDARDS (SCOTLAND) REGULATIONS 1990

Regulation 4

SCHEDULE 2FIXTURES NOT REQUIRING A WARRANT

(1)(2)(3)
CategoryDescriptionExceptions
1A fixture or notice for which there is no requirement provided in these Regulations.
2An outdoor sign which is subject to the Town and Country Planning (Control of Advertisements) (Scotland) Regulations 1984(6).
3A combustion appliance which is subject to regulation 14.

(i)A solid fuel appliance with an output rating more than 50 kW, or an oil or gas-fired appliance with a net input rating more than 70 kW;

(ii)A chimney, flue-pipe or hearth, except a balanced flue as referred to in Category 4 below.

4A balanced flue serving a room-sealed appliance.A balanced flue which passes through a combustible wall.
5A flue liner.
6Provision of thermal insulating material to or within a wall, ceiling, roof or floor.Application of thermal insulating material to the outer surface of an external wall.
7Replacement of a fixture or appliance, in whole or in part, by another of the same general type as it is replacing, including a sanitary appliance or sink (together with any relevant branch soil or waste pipe), rainwater gutter or downpipe, combustion appliance, electrical fixture, ventilation fan, chimney or flue outlet fitting or terminal, fire hydrant or main, lift, escalator, solid waste chute or container, door or window.
7AReplacement, in whole or part, by material of the same general type as that which it is replacing, of lining, cladding, covering or rendering of an internal or external wall, ceiling or roof.
8Replacement of a window by another which is not of the same general type as that which it is replacing.
9Provision of a single sanitary facility, other than a watercloset or shower, or relocation within the same room or space of sanitary facilities (together with any relevant branch soil or waste pipe).
10Provision of a stairlift within a dwelling.
11Refillable liquefied petroleum gas storage cylinders supplying, via a fixed pipework installation, combustion appliances used principally for providing space or water heating, or cooking facilities.

NOTE

Notwithstanding the fact that the fixtures listed in this Schedule do not require a warrant, they shall, except where replacing with the same general type, in all respects and in the manner of their fitting meet any relevant requirements of these Regulations (see section 6(1) of the Act)..

Regulation 2(18)

SCHEDULE 3SCHEDULE TO BE SUBSTITUTED FOR SCHEDULE 4 TO THE BUILDING STANDARDS (SCOTLAND) REGULATIONS 1990

Regulation 7

SCHEDULE 4OCCUPANCY LOAD FACTORS TO BE APPLIED TO ROOMS AND SPACES WITHOUT FIXED SEATING, OTHER THAN IN BUILDINGS OF PURPOSE GROUP 1

(1)(2)
Description of room or spaceOccupancy Load Factor
Standing spectators' area.0.3
Amusement arcade, assembly hall (including a general-purpose place of assembly), bar (public area), bingo hall.0.5
Concourse, dance hall or floor, queuing area, mall areas in enclosed shopping centres (Class A).0.7
Committee room, common room, conference room, dining room, licensed betting office (public area), lounge (other than a lounge bar), meeting room, reading room, restaurant, staff room, waiting room, food courts in enclosed shopping centres.1.0
Exhibition hall.1.5
Shop sales area (Class 1), mall areas in enclosed shopping centres (Class B).2.0
Shop sales area (Class 3).4.0
Art gallery, dormitory, factory production area, museum, workshop.5.0
Office.6.0
Kitchen, library, shop sales area (Class 2).7.0
Bedroom or study bedroom.8.0
Bed-sitting room, billiards room.10.0
Car park, storage and warehouse accommodation.30.0

NOTES

1.  For the purposes of this Schedule, shop sales areas are classified thus–

  • Class 1 – shop sales areas other than those listed below as Class 2, including supermarkets and department stores (all sales areas), shops for personal services such as hairdressing and shops for the delivery or uplift of goods for cleaning, repair or other treatment or for members of the public themselves carrying out such cleaning, repair or other treatment;

  • Class 2 – shop sales areas in shops trading predominantly in furniture, floor coverings, cycles, perambulators, large domestic appliances or other bulky goods or trading on a wholesale self-selection basis;

  • Class 3 – shop sales areas in shops within an enclosed shopping centre when calculating an aggregate occupancy for all shops in a centre – not to be used for individual shops.

2.  The descriptions arcade, hall, gallery and room used in the Schedule do not indicate a particular design or configuration of building.

3.  For the purposes of this Schedule, mall areas in enclosed shopping areas are classified thus–

  • Class A – up to 6 metres wide;

  • Class B – all areas beyond the 6 metres width in Class A..

(3)

1979 c. 46; section 1 was amended by the National Heritage Act 1983 (c. 47), Schedule 4, paragraph 25.

(5)

1897 c. 38; section 73 was amended by the National Health Service (Scotland) Act 1972 (c. 58), Schedule 6, paragraph 56.

(6)

S.I. 1984/467.

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