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The Building Regulations 2010

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  1. Introductory Text

  2. PART 1 General

    1. 1.Citation and commencement

    2. 2.Interpretation

  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 3 Notices, Plans and Certificates

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

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

    3. 14.Full plans

    4. 15.Consultation with sewerage undertaker

    5. 16.Notice of commencement and completion of certain stages of work

    6. 17.Completion certificates

    7. 17A.Certificate for building occupied before work is completed

    8. 18.Unauthorised building work

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

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

  6. PART 5 Self-certification Schemes

    1. 20.Provisions applicable to self-certification schemes

  7. 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. 26.CO2 emission rates for new buildings

    9. 27.CO2 emission rate calculations

    10. 28.Consequential improvements to energy performance

    11. 29.Energy performance certificates

    12. 29A.Recommendation reports

    13. 30.Energy assessors

    14. 31.Related party disclosures

    15. 32.Duty of care

    16. 33.Right to copy documents

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

    18. 35.Interpretation of Part 6

  8. PART 7 Water Efficiency

    1. 36.Water efficiency of new dwellings

    2. 37.Wholesome water consumption calculation

  9. 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

  10. 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

  11. PART 10 Miscellaneous

    1. 45.Testing of building work

    2. 46.Sampling of material

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

    4. 48.Electronic service of documents

    5. 49.Transitional provisions: interpretation

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

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

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

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

    10. 54.Revocations and consequential amendments

  12. Signature

    1. SCHEDULE 1


    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 Deposit Full Plans

    4. SCHEDULE 4

      Descriptions of Work where no Building Notice or Deposit of 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— ... “self-contained” in relation...


      Green deal information

      1. PART1 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. PART2 Interpretation

        1. In this Schedule— “domestic property” has the meaning given in...

    6. SCHEDULE 5

      Revocation of Regulations

    7. 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...

  13. Explanatory Note

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