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Building (Scotland) Act 2003

Schedule 1 (introduced by section 1): Building regulations

141.This schedule makes particular provisions in relation to the matters about which building regulations may make provision. Paragraph 1provides that the schedule does not restrict the interpretation of the purposes of building regulations as set out in section 1(1).

142.Paragraph 2 enables building regulations to refer to a document published by or on behalf of the Scottish Ministers or some other person. An example might be where the regulations on the conservation of fuel and power include reference to an Executive policy document on the issue. It also enables specified persons to express their approval or satisfaction for the purpose of satisfying building regulations.

143.Paragraph 3 enables special provisions to be made for buildings with a limited lifespan. An example might be temporary classrooms.

144.Paragraph 4 enables building regulations to exempt from the requirements of the regulations, either completely or partly, particular types of building, work, conversions, services, fittings or equipment. Examples might be garden sheds, car ports or small porches.

145.Paragraph 5(1)(a) and (2) makes provision for various matters to be provided for in building regulations. As paragraph 1 states, however, this does not restrict the interpretation of the purposes of building regulations as stated in section 1(1).

146.Paragraph 5(1)(b) makes provision for building regulations to require that things are provided or done in connection with buildings and to make provision as to how those things are to be provided or done. An example of this might relate to providing for the maintenance of a sprinkler system and regulating the frequency of this maintenance.

147.Paragraph 5(1)(c) makes provision for building regulations to specify the manner in which work is to be carried out. Regulations might, for example, specify that workmanship must be of an adequate standard.

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