Department for Communities and Local Government has announced changes to the Building Regulations in England

Following the consultation carried out in 2012, the Department for Communities and Local Government has announced changes to the Building Regulations in England.

With immediate effect

Changes from April 2013

To relieve the burden on the construction industry, the government has introduced further changes to the building control system:

Removal of statuary notifications. From April builders will no longer be required to notify the Local Authority (where it is the building control body) that they have reached a particular stage of the work. From April all BCB's will be required to operate similar systems by risk assessing inspection regimes according to the building type and informing the customer at what stages they want to carry out inspections.

Changes from 9th July 2013

These changes affect England only, if you are carrying out work in Wales you will need to comply with the previous building regulations.

News Date: 17/01/13