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  1. Introductory Text

  2. PART 1 General

    1. 1.Citation and commencement

    2. 2.Interpretation

    3. 2A.Application

    4. 2B.Disapplication of certain procedural requirements of the Building Regulations 2010 in relation to higher-risk building work

  3. PART 2 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

    8. 10.Exemption of the Mayor’s Office for Policing and Crime from procedural requirements

    9. 11.Power to dispense with or relax requirements

  4. PART 2A Dutyholders and competence

    1. CHAPTER 1 Client

      1. 11A.Suitable arrangements to ensure compliance with requirements etc

      2. 11B.Arrangements as to information: higher-risk building work

      3. 11C.Domestic clients

    2. CHAPTER 2

      1. Appointment of principal designer and principal contractor etc

        1. 11D.Principal designer and principal contractor

        2. 11E.Considerations before a person carries out work

    3. CHAPTER 3

      1. Competence

        1. 11F.Competence: general requirement

        2. 11G.Competence: principal designer

        3. 11H.Competence: principal contractor

        4. 11I.Ceasing to be competent: notification

    4. CHAPTER 4

      1. Duties of dutyholders

        1. 11J.General duty

        2. 11K.Additional duties of designers

        3. 11L.Additional duties of contractors

        4. 11M.Additional duties of a principal designer

        5. 11N.Additional duties of a principal contractor

        6. 11O.Notification of change of dutyholder

    5. CHAPTER 5 General

      1. 11P.Minor work

      2. 11Q.Interpretation of this Part

  5. PART 3 Notices, Plans and Certificates

    1. 12.Giving of a building notice or an application for building control approval

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

    3. 14.Applications for building control approval with full plans

    4. 14A.Determination of applications for building control approval with full plans

    5. 14B.Appeal against a local authority’s rejection of an application for building control approval

    6. 14C.Appeal against the regulator’s rejection of an application for building control approval for work that is not higher-risk building work

    7. 15.Consultation with sewerage undertaker

    8. 15A.Consultation in relation to fire safety

    9. 16.Notices in relation to building work

    10. 17.Completion certificates

    11. 17A.Certificate for building occupied before work is completed

    12. 18.Unauthorised building work

    13. 18A.Appeal against refusal to grant certain certificates

    14. 18B.Appeal in relation to sections 20(5) or 39 of the Act

    15. 18C.Appeal to the First-tier Tribunal in relation to certain decisions

    16. 18D.Application to the First-tier Tribunal in relation to certain decisions

    17. 18E.Appeals under section 101A of the Act

  6. PART 4 Supervision of Building Work Otherwise than by Local Authorities

    1. 19.Supervision of building work otherwise than by local authorities

    2. 19A.Regulator’s notices: description of work and connection

    3. 19B.Regulator’s notices: content of notices

    4. 19C.Regulator’s notices: grounds for rejection

    5. 19D.Regulator’s notices: appeals

    6. 19E.Regulator’s notices: direction

    7. 19F.Regulator’s notices: local land charges

  7. PART 5 Self-certification schemes and third party certification schemes

    1. 20.Provisions applicable to self-certification schemes

    2. 20A.Provisions applicable to third party certification schemes

  8. PART 6 Energy Efficiency Requirements

    1. 21.Application of energy efficiency requirements

    2. 22.Requirements relating to a change to energy status

    3. 23.Requirements for the renovation or replacement of thermal elements

    4. 24.Methodology of calculation and expression of energy performance

    5. 25.Minimum energy performance requirements for new buildings

    6. 25A.Consideration of high-efficiency alternative systems for new buildings

    7. 25B.Nearly zero-energy requirements for new buildings

    8. 25C.New buildings: minimum energy performance requirements

    9. 25D.Energy efficiency rating

    10. 26.CO2 emission rates for new buildings

    11. 26A.Fabric energy efficiency rates

    12. 26B.Fabric performance values for new dwellings

    13. 26C.Target primary energy rates for new buildings

    14. 27.CO2 emission rate calculations

    15. 27A.Fabric energy efficiency rate calculations

    16. 27B.Fabric performance values calculations

    17. 27C.Target primary energy rate calculations for new buildings

    18. 28.Consequential improvements to energy performance

    19. 29.Energy performance certificates

    20. 29A.Recommendation reports

    21. 30.Energy assessors

    22. 31.Related party disclosures

    23. 32.Duty of care

    24. 33.Right to copy documents

    25. 34.Application of building regulations to educational buildings, buildings of statutory undertakers and Crown Buildings

    26. 35.Interpretation of Part 6

  9. PART 7 Water Efficiency

    1. 36.Water efficiency of new dwellings

    2. 37.Wholesome water consumption calculation

  10. PART 7A Automatic fire suppression systems

    1. 37A.Provision of automatic fire suppression systems

    2. 37B.Requirements of automatic fire suppression systems

  11. PART 8 Information to be Provided by the Person Carrying Out Work

    1. 38.Fire safety information

    2. 39.Information about ventilation

    3. 40.Information about use of fuel and power

    4. 40A.Information about systems for on-site generation of electricity

    5. 40B.Information about overheating

  12. PART 9 Testing and Commissioning

    1. 41.Sound insulation testing

    2. 42.Mechanical ventilation air flow rate testing

    3. 43.Pressure testing

    4. 44.Commissioning

    5. 44ZA.Commissioning in respect of a system for on-site electricity generation

  13. PART 9A Infrastructure for electronic communications

    1. 44ZB.Exemptions from paragraphs RA1 and RA2 of Schedule 1

    2. 44ZC.Cases in which paragraph RA2 of Schedule 1 modified or excluded

    3. 44A.Application of paragraph R1 of Schedule 1 to educational buildings, buildings of statutory undertakers and Crown buildings

    4. 44B.Exemptions from paragraph R1 of Schedule 1

    5. 44C.Interpretation of Part 9A and of Part R of Schedule 1

  14. PART 9B Infrastructure for the charging of electric vehicles

    1. 44D.Application of paragraph S1 of Schedule 1 (the erection of new residential buildings)

    2. 44E.Application of paragraph S2 of Schedule 1 (dwellings resulting from a material change of use)

    3. 44F.Application of paragraph S3 of Schedule 1 (residential buildings undergoing major renovation)

    4. 44G.Application of paragraph S4 of Schedule 1 (erection of new buildings which are not residential buildings or mixed-use buildings)

    5. 44H.Application of paragraph S5 of Schedule 1 (buildings undergoing major renovation which are not residential buildings or mixed-use buildings)

    6. 44I.Application of paragraph S6 of Schedule 1 (the erection of new mixed-use buildings and mixed-use buildings undergoing major renovation)

    7. 44J.Minimum standards of an electric vehicle charge point

    8. 44K.Interpretation of this Part and Part S of Schedule 1

  15. PART 10 Miscellaneous

    1. 45.Testing of building work

    2. 46.Sampling of material

    3. 46A.Lapse of building control approval: commencement of work

    4. 47.Contravention of certain regulations not to be an offence

    5. 47A.Compliance notices: excluded provisions

    6. 47B.Compliance notices: contents

    7. 47C.Stop notices: contents

    8. 47D.Compliance notices and stop notices: giving of notices and notification of others

    9. 47E.Compliance and stop notices: withdrawal

    10. 47F.Appeal to the First-tier Tribunal in relation to a compliance notice or stop notice

    11. 47G.Application to the First-tier Tribunal in relation to extension of the specified period in a compliance notice

    12. 47H.Application to the First-tier Tribunal for a direction in relation to a stop notice

    13. 48.Electronic service of documents

    14. 49.Transitional provisions: interpretation

    15. 50.Transitional provisions: work already started before 1st October

    16. 51.Transitional provisions: work for which notification is not required

    17. 52.Transitional provisions: notice given or plans deposited before 1st October 2010

    18. 53.Transitional and saving provisions: earlier Building Regulations

    19. 54.Revocations and consequential amendments

    20. 55.Review of Part 9A and Part R of Schedule 1

    21. 56.Review of Part 9B and Part S of Schedule 1

  16. Signature

    1. SCHEDULE 1

      Requirements

    2. SCHEDULE 2

      Exempt Buildings and Work

      1. CLASS 1

        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 2

        1. 1.Buildings not frequented by people

        2. 2.The description of buildings in paragraph 1 does not include...

      3. CLASS 3

        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 4

        1. Temporary buildings

      5. CLASS 5

        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 6

        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 7

        1. Extensions

        2. where the floor area of that extension does not exceed...

    3. SCHEDULE 3

      Self-certification Schemes and Exemptions from Requirement to Give Building Notice or an application for building control approval with full plans

    4. SCHEDULE 3A

      Third Party Certification Schemes and Exemptions from Requirement to Give Building Notice or an application for building control approval with full plans

    5. SCHEDULE 4

      Descriptions of Work where no Building Notice or an application for building control approval with full plans Required

      1. 1.Work consisting of— (a) replacing any fixed electrical equipment which...

      2. 2.Work which— (a) is not in a kitchen, or a...

      3. 3.Work on— (a) telephone wiring or extra-low voltage wiring for...

      4. 3A.Installation of thermal insulation to suspended timber floors where the...

      5. 4.For the purposes of this Schedule— “ kitchen ” means...

    6. SCHEDULE 4A

      Green deal information

      1. PART 1 Green deal information to be included in energy performance certificates

        1. 1.The information about a green deal plan to be included...

        2. 2.The date on which the energy performance certificate ceases to...

        3. 3.A statement indicating that a new energy performance certificate should...

        4. 4.A statement— (a) indicating that improvements have been installed at...

        5. 5.A statement indicating— (a) that a green deal plan is...

        6. 6.Where the green deal plan is a regulated consumer credit...

        7. 7.Where the green deal plan is not a regulated consumer...

        8. 8.A statement indicating that— (a) the outstanding credit under the...

        9. 9.Where a term has been included in a green deal...

        10. 10.The unique reference number assigned to the green deal plan....

        11. 11.The name of the person (“G”) who is the green...

        12. 12.G’s electronic mail address and telephone number.

        13. 13.The date on which the payment period starts and the...

        14. 14.The amount payable under the green deal plan—

        15. 15.The rate of interest charged under the green deal plan....

        16. 16.A statement indicating whether the interest rate charged under the...

        17. 17.Where, in accordance with regulation 33(b) of the Green Deal...

        18. 18.The estimated first year savings.

        19. 19.Where the green deal property is a domestic property, a...

        20. 20.Where the green deal property is a non-domestic property, a...

        21. 21.In respect of each improvement installed at the green deal...

        22. 22.A statement advising the person receiving the energy performance certificate—...

        23. 23.A statement indicating that— (a) the improvements installed under the...

        24. 24.A statement indicating that further information is contained in the...

        25. 25.Where G knows or has reasonable cause to believe that...

        26. 26.Where G knows or has reasonable cause to believe that...

      2. PART 2 Interpretation

    7. SCHEDULE 5

      Revocation of Regulations

    8. SCHEDULE 6

      Consequential Amendments

      1. 1.In the Building (Local Authority Charges) Regulations 2010 —

      2. 2.In the Energy Performance of Buildings (Certificates and Inspections) (England...

  17. Explanatory Note

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