The Building (Electronic Communications) Order 2008

Amendment of the Building Regulations 2000

This section has no associated Explanatory Memorandum

3.  After regulation 22A of the Building Regulations 2000(1) insert—

Electronic service of documents

22B.(1) Section 94A of the Act (electronic service of documents) shall have effect as if the following documents were documents mentioned in subsection (7) of that section—

(a)a building notice and any accompanying statement, description, particulars or plan under regulation 13;

(b)full plans and any accompanying statement under regulation 14;

(c)a notice under regulation 15;

(d)a certificate or notice under regulation 16A;

(e)a completion certificate under regulation 17;

(f)an energy performance certificate under regulation 17E(2)(a);

(g)a notice under regulation 17E(2)(b);

(h)results of sound insulation testing under regulation 20A(2)(b);

(i)a notice of the results of pressure testing under regulation 20B(2)(b);

(j)a notice under regulation 20C(2);

(k)a notice under regulation 20D(1);

(l)an application for a regularisation certificate under regulation 21(3);

(m)a regularisation certificate under regulation 21(6).

(2) Where full plans are deposited by means of an electronic communication in accordance with section 94A of the Act, regulation 14 shall apply as if—

(a)sub-paragraph (a) of paragraph (2) were omitted;

(b)in sub-paragraph (b) of that paragraph—

(i)the words “a copy” were substituted for the words “an additional two copies”;

(ii)the word “and” was substituted for the words “, both of which”;

(c)in paragraph (6) the words “a copy” were substituted for the words “additional copies”.(2).


S.I. 2000/2531; regulation 22A was inserted by S.I. 2008/671.


Regulation 13 was amended by S.I. 2001/3335 and 2006/652. Regulation 14 was amended by S.I. 2001/3335, 2005/1541 and 2006/652. Regulation 15 was amended by S.I. 2002/440 and 2006/652. Regulation 16A was inserted by S.I. 2002/440, substituted by S.I. 2004/3210, and amended by S.I. 2006/652. Regulation 17 was amended by S.I. 2005/1541, 2006/3318 and 2007/991. Regulation 17E was inserted by S.I. 2006/652 and substituted by S.I. 2007/991. Regulation 20A was inserted by S.I. 2002/2871 and amended by S.I. 2004/1465. Regulations 20B to 20D were inserted by S.I. 2006/652.