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  1. Building Regulations
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  3. Current Legislation

Current Legislation

There are a number of pieces of legislation that relate to the standards of premises or construction and, depending on the type of premises and whether any building work is being carried one or more could apply at any given time.

Current Legislation - Introduction

There are a number of pieces of legislation that relate to the standards of premises or construction and, depending on the type of premises and whether any building work is being carried one or more could apply at any given time.

Building Act 1984

The Building Act 1984 is the primary legislation under which the Building Regulations and other secondary legislation are made.

Sustainable and Secure Buildings Act 2004

The Sustainable and Secure Buildings Act 2004 introduced new powers and requirements with respect to a range of building related issues.

The Party Wall etc Act 1996

This booklet has been produced by the Department to explain in simple terms how the Party Wall Act 1996 may affect someone who either wishes to carry out work covered by the Act.

Building Regulations

The legislative framework of the 'Building Regulations' is principally made up of the The Building Regulations 2010 and The Building (Approved Inspectors etc.) Regulations 2010.

Local Acts

There are many Local Acts in operation in various areas in England and Wales. The local authority should be able to advise on any relevant Acts that may affect your project.

Charges for Building Control

The Building (Local Authority Charges) Regulations 2010 enable local authorities (LAs) in England and Wales to charge for carrying out their main statutory building control functions relating to the Building Regulations.