The Building etc. (Amendment) (England) (No. 2) Regulations 2022
Commencement: 26th December 2022
- The Building Regulations 2010
- The Buildings (Approved Inspectors etc) Regulations 2010
The Building Regulations 2010 impose requirements on people carrying out “building work” which is defined in regulation 3 as the erection or extension of a building; the provision or extension of a controlled service or fitting; the material alteration of a building or controlled service or fitting; work required in relation to a material change of use; insertion of insulating material into a cavity wall; work involving underpinning of a building; work required to replace or renovate thermal elements; work relating to a change in a building’s energy status and work relating to improvement of the energy status of certain large existing buildings.
The Buildings (Approved Inspectors etc) Regulations 2010 consolidate the Building (Approved Inspectors etc) Regulations 2000 and all subsequent amendments. The Building Act 1974, Section 47, allows Approved Inspectors to be given the responsibility for inspecting plans and building work and ensuring that buildings are compliant with the Building Regulations 2010. The Regulations introduce requirements for the approval and designation of ‘approved inspectors’ and provide requirements relating to the supervision of work by approved inspectors. Approved inspectors must have no professional or financial interest in the work they supervise unless it is minor work.
Various duties apply.
New requirements are introduced for newly built dwellings in relation to ‘gigabit-ready physical infrastructure’* and a ‘gigabit-capable public electronic communications network’**. These are set out in the Schedule to this Regulation and come into force on 26th December 2022.
*Gigabit-ready physical infrastructure means physical infrastructure or installations that are intended to host wired or wireless gigabit-capable electronic communications networks.
**Gigabit-capable public electronic communications network means a public, electronic communications network that is capable of delivering broadband services at download speeds of at least 1,000 Mbps.
This amendment has no direct relevance to environmental matters.
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