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The Building (Amendment) (Wales) Regulations 2017

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1.—(1) The title of these Regulations is the Building (Amendment) (Wales) Regulations 2017.

(2) These Regulations come into force on the following dates—

(a)this regulation, regulation 2(1), 2(3)(a), 2(3)(b)(i) and 2(3)(b)(iii) on 15 January 2018;

(b)regulation 2(3)(b)(ii) on 28 February 2018;

(c)regulations 2(2) and 3 on 1 April 2018.

(3) These Regulations apply in relation to Wales but do not apply in relation to excepted energy buildings in Wales.

(4) In this regulation “excepted energy building” (“adeilad ynni a eithrir”) has the meaning given by the Schedule to the Welsh Ministers (Transfer of Functions) (No. 2) Order 2009(1).

Amendment to the Building Regulations 2010

2.—(1) The Building Regulations 2010(2) are amended as follows.

(2) In regulation 37A(1) (provision of automatic fire suppression systems)(3) for sub-paragraph (b)(i) substitute—

(i)a hostel providing temporary accommodation to those who are ordinarily resident elsewhere;.

(3) In Schedule 3 (self-certification schemes and exemptions from requirement to give building notice or deposit full plans)(4)—

(a)in paragraphs 4, 8, 9, 12, 13, 14 and 15 of column 2, omit “Benchmark Certification Limited,”;

(b)in paragraphs 10 and 11 of column 2—

(i)before “BM Trada Certification Limited” insert “Assure Certification Limited(5),”;

(ii)omit “BM Trada Certification Limited,”; and

(iii)omit “, Network VEKA Limited”.

Transitional provision

3.  The amendment made by regulation 2(2) does not apply in any case where before the date that regulation comes into force—

(a)a building notice, an initial notice, an amendment notice or a public body’s notice is given to, or full plans are deposited with, a local authority; or

(b)building work is being or has been carried out in accordance with any such notice or plans, whether with or without any departure from such notice or plans.

Lesley Griffiths

Cabinet Secretary for Energy, Planning and Rural Affairs, one of the Welsh Ministers

12 December 2017

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