England Building Regulations consultation: Parts A to N - A summary of the main changes proposed (Version 1)

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As part of the planned 2013 changes to the Building Regulations, in January 2012 the Government launched a consultation package inviting review and feedback on proposed changes to the technical aspects of the Regulations and the building control system. The consultation was published in the following four sections:

  • Introduction to the consultation package and proposals on Parts A, B, C, L, M and N, Access Statements, security, Changing Places toilets and Regulation 7
  • Part L (Conservation of fuel and power)
  • Part P (Electrical safety - dwellings)
  • The building control system

This Construction Briefing provides a high level summary of the significant changes proposed in Section one of the consultation - Introduction to the consultation package and proposals on Parts A, B, C, L, M and N, Access Statements, security, Changing Places toilets and Regulation 7.

This sheet puts the proposed changes into context, explaining why they are needed and what they might mean for the construction and timber industries.


Contents:

  • Context and objectives
  • The consultation package
  • Summary of significant changes
    • General
    • Part A - Structure
    • Part B - Fire safety
    • Part C - Site preparation and resistance to contaminants and moisture
    • Part M - Access to and use of buildings
    • Regulation 7 (Materials and workmanship)
    • Domestic security
    • Changing Places toilets

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