Dutyholders and Declarations Guidance

Useful information regarding the dutyholder roles and responsibilities (Client, Principal Designer and Principal Contractor) and declarations (commencement and compliance) requirements.

ABCA Changes to the Building Regulations 2023 – Information for Dutyholders

The Government has published amendments to the Building Regulations, which will apply to all applications for building control consent from 1 October 2023. If you, or someone on your behalf, have submitted a building control application, you have new legal responsibilities from 1 October 2023 as a Client, Designer or Contractor. This document outlines the dutyholder roles and the amendments.  

Manual to the Building Regulations

A code of practice providing guidance on the Building Regulations system in England. Volume 1 of this manual gives a very high-level outline of how the Building Regulations system currently works.  Volume 2 goes into more detail.

The Building (Registered Building Control Approvers etc.) (England) Regulations 2024

STATUTORY INSTRUMENTS

2024 No. 110

BUILDING AND BUILDINGS, ENGLAND

The Building (Registered Building Control Approvers etc.) (England) Regulations 2024

Made - 28th January 2024

Laid before Parliament - 1st February 2024

Coming into force - 6th April 2024

The Building (Approved Inspectors etc.) Regulations 2010

STATUTORY INSTRUMENTS

2010 No. 2215

BUILDING AND BUILDINGS, ENGLAND AND WALES

The Building (Approved Inspectors etc.) Regulations 2010

Made - 6th September 2010

Laid before Parliament - 9th September 2010

Coming into force - 1st October 2010

The Building Regulations 2010

STATUTORY INSTRUMENTS

2010 No. 2214

BUILDING AND BUILDINGS, ENGLAND AND WALES

The Building Regulations 2010

Made - 6th September 2010

Laid before Parliament - 9th September 2010

Coming into force - 1st October 2010

New Dwellings Pre-Submission Guidance

Useful information about the process and information we require for new dwelling projects, prior to submission of the Initial Notice.

Part R Connectivity Plan Template

From 26 December 2022, all newly constructed dwellings are to be provided with gigabit ready physical infrastructure as outlined by requirements RA1 and RA2 of the Building Regulations (Requirements RA1 and RA2 do not apply to dwellings formed by a material change of use). It is therefore a requirement for all Building Control Bodies (BCB) to not only provide a statement on the IN but to also provide details at submission stage. The details that are required to accompany the application are set out in a new ‘Connectivity Plan’ which must be completed by the client/agent prior to submission.

Approved Document A cover

Approved Document A

STRUCTURE:

  • A1 Loading
  • A2 Ground movement
  • A3 Disproportionate collapse

Approved Document B Volume 1

FIRE SAFETY VOLUME 1 – DWELLINGHOUSES

  • B1 Means of warning and escape
  • B2 Internal fire spread (linings)
  • B3 Internal fire spread (structure)
  • B4 External fire spread
  • B5 Access and facilities for the fire service

Approved Document B Volume 2

FIRE SAFETY VOLUME 2 – BUILDINGS OTHER THAN DWELLINGHOUSES

  • B1 Means of warning and escape
  • B2 Internal fire spread (linings)
  • B3 Internal fire spread (structure)
  • B4 External fire spread
  • B5 Access and facilities for the fire service

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Approved Document C

SITE PREPARATION AND RESISTANCE TO CONTAMINATES AND MOISTURE

  • C1 Site preparation and resistance to contaminants
  • C2 Resistance to moisture

Approved Document D

TOXIC SUBSTANCES

  • D1 Cavity insulation

Approved Document E

RESISTANCE TO THE PASSAGE OF SOUND

  • E1 Protection against sound from other parts of the building and adjoining buildings
  • E2 Protection against sound within a dwelling-house etc
  • E3 Reverbation in the common internal parts of buildings containing flats or rooms for residential purposes
  • E4 Acoustic conditions in schools
 

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