The Building Safety Act 2022 (Commencement No. 5 and Consequential Amendments) (Wales) Regulations 2024

Jurisdiction: Wales

Commencement: 25th April 2024

Amends: Building Safety Act 2022

Mini Summary

The Building Safety Act 2022  predominantly applies to England and Wales. It introduces changes to building regulation in England, including for higher-risk buildings. In Scotland and Northern Ireland its application is largely limited to liability for damages in relation to construction and cladding products. The Act also establishes the Building Safety Regulator (BSR) as part of the Health and Safety Executive (HSE).


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Changes made to section 50 of the Building Act 1984 by the Building Safety Act 2022 in relation to plans certificates issued by a registered building control approver (RBCA) come into force on the 25th April 2024.

The Building (Approved Inspectors etc.) Regulations 2010Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 and Energy Performance of Buildings (England and Wales) Regulations 2012 are updated to refer to registered building control approvers (RBCAs) as building control approvers in Wales.


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