Guidance

Building (Amendment) Regulations 2018: Circular 02/2018

This circular draws attention to the publication of the Building (Amendment) Regulations 2018 and amended guidance.

Documents

Building (Amendment) Regulations 2018: Circular 02/2018

This file may not be suitable for users of assistive technology. Request an accessible format.

If you use assistive technology (such as a screen reader) and need a version of this document in a more accessible format, please email alternativeformats@communities.gov.uk. Please tell us what format you need. It will help us if you say what assistive technology you use.

Circular letter on Building (Amendment) Regulations 2018

This file may not be suitable for users of assistive technology. Request an accessible format.

If you use assistive technology (such as a screen reader) and need a version of this document in a more accessible format, please email alternativeformats@communities.gov.uk. Please tell us what format you need. It will help us if you say what assistive technology you use.

Details

The purpose of this Circular is to:

  • announce the introduction of further requirements in regulation 7 (materials and workmanship) of the Building Regulations 2010 in respect of certain buildings

  • announce the introduction of an additional category of material change of use in regulation 5 (meaning of material change of use) of the Building Regulations 2010 and requirements in respect of such a material change of use in regulation 6 (Requirements relating to material change of use) of the 2010 Regulations

  • announce the introduction of new definitions of “external wall” and “specified attachment” in Regulation 2 (interpretation) of the Building Regulations 2010

  • draw attention to the amendments made to Approved Document B (fire safety), volume 2 – buildings other than dwelling houses and to Approved Document 7 – materials and workmanship

  • draw attention to the transitional provisions for the above changes

The changes made by these regulations apply in England.

These amendment regulations come into effect on the 21 December 2018.

Published 29 November 2018