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Building regulations in brief by Ray Tricker

By Ray Tricker

Standards of the construction laws; licensed records; management of the construction rules; making plans Permission and native experts; Environmental regulate; protection; caliber

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An approved inspector is a person who is approved by the Secretary of State (or a body such as a local authority or county council designated by the Secretary of State) to inspect, supervise and authorize building work. Lists of approved inspectors are available from all local authorities. 1 What is an initial notice? (Building Act 1984 Section 47) An approved inspector will have to present an initial notice and plan of work to the local authority. Once accepted, the approved inspector is authorized to 8 The Building Act 1984 inspect and supervise all work being completed and to provide certificates and notices.

You must have good reasons for knocking down a building, such as making way for rebuilding or improvement (which in most cases would be incorporated in the same planning application). What about Dangerous Buildings 15 You are not allowed to begin any demolition work (even on a dangerous building) unless you have given the local authority notice of your intention and this has either been acknowledged by the local authority or the relevant notification period has expired. In this notice you will have to: specify the building to be demolished; state the reason(s) for wanting to demolish it; l show how you intend to demolish it.

Compliance or non-compliance with Approved Documents. Relaxation of building regulations Relaxation of building regulations. Application for relaxation. Advertisement of proposal for relaxation of building regulations. Type relaxation of building regulations. Type approval of building matter Power of Secretary of State to approve type of matter building matter. Delegation of power to approve. Consultation Consultation with Building Regulations Advisory Committee and other bodies. Consultation with fire authority.

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