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The Building (Scotland) Regulations 2004

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  1. Introductory Text

  2. 1.Citation and commencement

  3. 2.Interpretation

  4. 3.Exempted buildings and services, fittings and equipment

  5. 4.Changes in the occupation or use of a building which cause the regulations to apply

  6. 5.Descriptions of building and work, including the provision of services, fittings and equipment, not requiring a warrant

  7. 6.Limited life buildings

  8. 7.Measurements

  9. 8.Fitness and durability of materials and workmanship

  10. 9.Building standards – construction

  11. 10.Building Standards – demolition

  12. 11.Building standards –service, fitting or equipment

  13. 12.Building standards – conversion

  14. 13.Provision of protective works

  15. 14.Clearing of footpaths

  16. 15.Securing of unoccupied and partly completed buildings

  17. 16.Relaxations

  18. Signature

    1. SCHEDULE 1

      EXEMPTED BUILDINGS AND SERVICES, FITTINGS AND EQUIPMENT

      1. 1.Buildings or work controlled by other legislation

      2. 2.A building erected on a site which is subject to...

      3. 3.A building included in the schedule of monuments maintained under...

      4. 4.Protective Works

      5. 5.Buildings or work not frequented by people

      6. 6.Detached fixed plant or machinery or a detached building housing...

      7. 7.Agricultural and related buildings

      8. 8.A single-storey detached building used for any other form of...

      9. 9.Works of civil engineering construction

      10. 10.Buildings of a specialised nature

      11. 11.A single-storey detached road or rail passenger shelter or a...

      12. 12.A caravan or mobile home within the meaning of the...

      13. 13.Small buildings

      14. 14.Construction and development buildings

      15. 15.A building used in connection with the letting or sale...

      16. 16.Temporary buildings

      17. 17.Buildings ancillary to houses.

      18. 18.A single-storey building attached to an existing house, which is...

      19. 19.Any single-storey building which is detached, or is attached to...

      20. 20.Buildings ancillary to flats or maisonettes

      21. 21.Paved areas

    2. SCHEDULE 2

      CONVERSIONS TO WHICH THE REGULATIONS APPLY

      1. 1.Changes in the occupation or use of a building to...

      2. 2.Changes in the occupation or use of a building ancillary...

      3. 3.Changes in the occupation or use of a building which...

      4. 4.Changes in the occupation or use of a domestic building...

      5. 5.Changes in the occupation or use of a residential building...

      6. 6.Changes in the occupation or use of a residential building...

      7. 7.Changes in the occupation or use of a building so...

      8. 8.Changes in the occupation or use of an exempt building...

      9. 9.Changes in the occupation or use of a building to...

      10. 10.Changes in the occupation or use of a building to...

    3. SCHEDULE 3

      DESCRIPTIONS OF BUILDING AND WORK, INCLUDING THE PROVISION OF SERVICES, FITTINGS AND EQUIPMENT, NOT REQUIRING A WARRANT

      1. 1.A. On condition that types 1-23 in all respects and/or in the manner of their fitting meet any relevant requirement of the regulations.

      2. 2.Any work to a non-residential building to which the public...

      3. 3.A detached single-storey building, having an area exceeding 8 square...

      4. 4.A detached single-storey building, having an area exceeding 8 square...

      5. 5.A detached single-storey building, having an area exceeding 8 square...

      6. 6.Any work associated with a fixed combustion appliance installation or...

      7. 7.Any work associated with a balanced flue serving a room-sealed...

      8. 8.Any work associated with pipework, radiators, convector heaters and thermostatic...

      9. 9.Any work associated with installing a flue liner.

      10. 10.Any work associated with refillable liquefied petroleum gas storage cylinders...

      11. 11.Any work associated with the provision of a single sanitary...

      12. 12.Any work associated with the relocation within the same room...

      13. 13.Any work associated with the provision of an extractor fan....

      14. 14.Any work associated with a stairlift within a dwelling.

      15. 15.Any work associated with the provision of a notice or...

      16. 16.Any work associated with an outdoor sign that is subject...

      17. 17.Any work associated with thermal insulating material to or within...

      18. 18.A wall not exceeding 1.2 metres in height, or a...

      19. 19.Any work associated with open raised external decking that does...

      20. 20.A door, window, or rooflight when the work includes replacing...

      21. 21.A paved area or hardstanding exceeding 200 square metres in...

      22. 22.An electrical installation, including a circuit for telecommunication, alarm purposes...

      23. 23.The construction of a ramp not exceeding 5 metres in...

      24. 24.B. On condition that this work, service, fitting or equipment is to a standard no worse than at present.

      25. 25.Any work associated with the replacement in whole or in...

      26. 26.Any work to a door, window or rooflight, including glazing...

    4. SCHEDULE 4

      MEASUREMENTS

      1. 1.Area

      2. 2.Height and depth

      3. 3.In the measurement of height or depth from ground which...

      4. 4.General

    5. SCHEDULE 5

      BUILDING STANDARDS APPLICABLE TO DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION

      1. SECTION 1: STRUCTURE

        1. 1.1.Structure

        2. 1.2.Disproportionate collapse

      2. SECTION 2: FIRE

        1. 2.1.Compartmentation

        2. Limitation

        3. 2.2.Separation

        4. 2.3.Structural protection

        5. 2.4.Cavities

        6. 2.5.Internal linings

        7. 2.6.Spread to neighbouring buildings

        8. 2.7.Spread on external walls

        9. 2.8.Spread from neighbouring buildings

        10. 2.9.Escape

        11. 2.10.Escape lighting

        12. 2.11.Communication

        13. Limitation

        14. 2.12.Fire service access

        15. 2.13.Fire service water supply

        16. Limitation

        17. 2.14.Fire service facilities

        18. 2.15.Automatic life safety fire suppression systems

        19. Limitation

      3. SECTION 3: ENVIRONMENT

        1. 3.1.Site preparation – harmful and dangerous substances

        2. Limitation

        3. 3.2.Site preparation – protection from radon gas

        4. 3.3.Flooding and ground water

        5. 3.4.Moisture from the ground

        6. 3.5.Existing drains

        7. Limitation

        8. 3.6.Surface water drainage

        9. 3.7.Wastewater drainage

        10. Limitation

        11. 3.8.Private wastewater treatment systems – treatment plants

        12. 3.9.Private wastewater treatment systems – infiltration systems

        13. 3.10.Precipitation

        14. Limitation

        15. 3.11.Facilities in a dwelling

        16. Limitation

        17. 3.12.Sanitary facilities

        18. 3.13.Heating

        19. Limitation

        20. 3.14.Ventilation

        21. 3.15.Condensation

        22. Limitation

        23. 3.16.Natural lighting

        24. Limitation

        25. 3.17.Combustion appliances – safe operation

        26. 3.18.Combustion appliances – protection from products of combustion

        27. 3.19.Combustion appliances – relationship to combustible materials

        28. 3.20.Combustion appliances – removal of products of combustion

        29. 3.21.Combustion appliances – air for combustion

        30. 3.22.Combustion appliances – air for cooling

        31. 3.23.Oil storage – protection from fire

        32. Limitation

        33. 3.24.Oil storage – protection from spillage

        34. Limitation

        35. 3.25.Solid waste storage

        36. Limitation

        37. 3.26.Dungsteads and farm effluent tanks

      4. SECTION 4: SAFETY

        1. 4.1.Access to buildings

        2. Limitation

        3. 4.2.Access within buildings

        4. Limitation

        5. 4.3.Stairs and ramps

        6. 4.4.Pedestrian protective barriers

        7. Limitation

        8. 4.5.Electrical safety

        9. Limitation

        10. 4.6.Electrical fixtures

        11. Limitation

        12. 4.7.Aids to communication

        13. Limitation

        14. 4.8.Danger from accidents

        15. Limitation

        16. 4.9.Danger from heat

        17. 4.10.Fixed seating

        18. Limitation

        19. 4.11.Liquefied petroleum gas storage

        20. Limitation

        21. 4.12.Vehicle protective barriers

      5. SECTION 5: NOISE

        1. 5.1.Resisting sound transmission to dwellings using appropriate constructions

        2. Limitation

      6. SECTION 6: ENERGY

        1. 6.1.Policy

        2. 6.2.Building insulation envelope

        3. Limitation

        4. 6.3.Heating system

        5. Limitation

        6. 6.4.Insulation of pipes, ducts and vessels

        7. Limitation

        8. 6.5.Artificial and display lighting

        9. Limitation

        10. 6.6.Mechanical ventilation and air conditioning

        11. Limitation

        12. 6.7.Commissioning building services

        13. Limitation

        14. 6.8.Written information

        15. Limitation

    6. SCHEDULE 6

      BUILDING STANDARDS APPLICABLE TO CONVERSIONS

      1. 1.Except in relation to the standards specified in paragraph 3...

      2. 2.In relation to each of the standards specified in paragraph...

      3. 3.The specified standards are those in section 1 of Schedule...

  19. Explanatory Note

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