The Building Regulations 2010 set out the kinds of work that are exempt from the Regulations. NOTE: Some works may however require Planning permission.
The Building Regulations are made up of procedural and technical provisions. Some works are exempt from the whole of the Regulations, others are only exempt from certain aspects.
In respect of technical requirements the exemptions are judged by two approaches:
Classes 1 to 7
|Class of work is exempt from need to comply with these parts||A to K, M & N||L||P|
|Class 1 (Buildings Controlled under Other Legislation)||†|
|Class 2 (Buildings Not Frequented by People)||†|
|Class 3 (Greenhouses)||†|
|Class 3 (Agricultural buildings)||†|
|Class 4 (Temporary buildings)||†|
|Class 5 (Ancillary buildings)||†|
|Class 6 (Small detached buildings)||†|
|Class 7 (Extensions)|
Exempt from this Requirement
† Part L may apply to these types of buildings (see below)
Part L Exemptions
This overview has been provided as a quick reference; you should refer to Regulation 9 for the definitive source of information and, if you are in any doubt, seek appropriate advice before commencing works.
Regulation 21[a1] of the Building Regulations 2010, sets out the exemption criteria with regard to the Part L (Conservation of fuel and power) requirements.
Broadly, the Part L requirements apply to buildings, or extensions of such buildings (except those of Class 7 type (see above)), or the carrying out of any work to or in connection of any such building or extension where the building:
However, the Part L requirements do not apply to buildings which fall into the following categories:
The meanings of some of the terms used above are explained in the Building Regulations, therefore you should refer to the Regulations or seek advice before commencing work.