Building Act 1984

1Power to make building regulations

(1)The Secretary of State may, for any of the purposes of—

(a)securing the health, safety, welfare and convenience of persons in or about buildings and of others who may be affected by buildings or matters connected with buildings,

(b)furthering the conservation of fuel and power, and

(c)preventing waste, undue consumption, misuse or contamination of water,

make regulations with respect to the design and construction of buildings and the provision of services, fittings and equipment in or in connection with buildings.

(2)Regulations made under subsection (1) above are known as building regulations.

(3)Schedule 1 to this Act has effect with respect to the matters as to which building regulations may provide.

(4)The power to make building regulations is exercisable by statutory instrument, which is subject to annulment in pursuance of a resolution of either House of Parliament.