The Building Regulations 1991

  1. Introductory Text

  2. PART I General

    1. 1.Citation and commencement

    2. 2.Interpretation

  3. PART II CONTROL OF BUILDING WORK

    1. 3.Meaning of building work

    2. 4.Requirements relating to building work

    3. 5.Meaning of material change of use

    4. 6.Requirements relating to material change of use

    5. 7.Materials and workmanship

    6. 8.Limitation on requirements

    7. 9.Exempt buildings and work

  4. PART III RELAXATION OF REQUIREMENTS

    1. 10.Power to dispense with or relax requirements

  5. PART IV NOTICES AND PLANS

    1. 11.Giving of a building notice or deposit of plans

    2. 12.Particulars and plans where a building notice is given

    3. 13.Full plans

    4. 14.Notice of commencement and comp1etion of certain stages of work

    5. 15.Completion certificates

  6. PART V MISCELLANEOUS

    1. 16.Testing of drains and private sewers

    2. 17.Sampling of material

    3. 18.Supervision of building work otherwise than by local authorities

    4. 19.Revocations

    5. 20.Transitional provisions

    6. 21.Contravention of certain regu1ations not to be an offence

  7. Signature

    1. SCHEDULE 1

      REQUIREMENTS

    2. SCHEDULE 2

      EXEMPT BUILDINGS AND WORK

      1. CLASS I

        1. 1.Buildings controlled under other legislation

        2. 2.Any building (other than a building containing a dwelling or...

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

      2. CLASS II

        1. Buildings not frequented by people

      3. CLASS III

        1. 1.Greenhouses and agricultural buildings

        2. 2.A building used, subject to paragraph 3, for agriculture, or...

        3. 3.The descriptions of buildings in paragraphs 1 and 2 do...

        4. 4.In paragraph 2, “agriculture” includes horticulture, fruit growing, the growing...

      4. CLASS IV

        1. Temporary buildings

      5. CLASS V

        1. 1.Ancillary buildings

        2. 2.A building on the site of construction or civil engineering...

        3. 3.A building, other than a building containing a dwelling or...

      6. CLASS VI

        1. 1.Small detached Buildings

        2. 2.A detached building designed and intended to shelter people from...

        3. 3.A detached building, having a floor area which does not...

      7. CLASS VII

        1. Extensions

    3. SCHEDULE 3

      REVOCATION OF REGULATIONS

  8. Explanatory Note