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The Building (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2014

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1.  These Regulations may be cited as the Building (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2014 and come into force on 1st October 2015.

Amendment of the Building (Scotland) Regulations 2004

2.—(1) Schedule 5 to the Building (Scotland) Regulations 2004(1) (building standards applicable to design and construction) is amended in accordance with paragraphs (2) and (3).

(2) In the limitation to the standard contained in paragraph 6.1 (carbon dioxide emissions), for sub-paragraph (a) substitute—

(a)alterations and extensions to buildings other than—

(i)alterations and extensions to stand-alone buildings having an area less than 50 square metres that would increase the area to 50 square metres or more;

(ii)extensions to non-domestic buildings where the extension will have an area which is both greater than 100 square metres and greater than 25% of the area of the existing building; and

(iii)alterations to buildings involving the fit-out of the building shell which is the subject of a continuing requirement;.

(3) In the limitation to the standard contained in paragraph 6.9 (energy performance certificates), for sub-paragraph (a)(iii) substitute—

(iii)conversions, alterations and extensions to buildings other than—

(aa)alterations and extensions to stand-alone buildings having an area less than 50 square metres that would increase the area to 50 square metres or more; and

(bb)alterations to buildings involving the fit-out of the building shell which is the subject of a continuing requirement;.

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3.  The amendments made by these Regulations do not apply to work which, by virtue of regulation 5 of and Schedule 3 to the Building (Scotland) Regulations 2004, does not require a building warrant if that work is—

(a)completed before 1st October 2015; or

(b)not completed before that date and—

(i)the contract for the work is entered into before 1st October 2015; and

(ii)the work is completed before 31st January 2016.

DEREK MACKAY

Authorised to sign by the Scottish Ministers

St Andrew’s House,

Edinburgh

12th August 2014

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