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Building Regulations Amendment - Excepted Energy Buildings

29 May 2018

Title: The Building Regulations &c. (Amendment) (Excepted Energy Buildings) (Wales) Regulations 2018 (SI 2018/558 (W.97)).


  • The Building Regulations 2010 (SI 2010/2214) as amended
  • The Buildings (Approved Inspectors etc) Regulations 2010 (SI 2010/2215) as amended

Comes into force: 8th June 2018 


These Regulations amend the Building Regulations 2010 and the Buildings (Approved Inspectors etc) Regulations 2010 to bring the requirements in relation to excepted energy buildings under Welsh Ministers control. 
Additional amendments to The Building Regulations 2010

These Regulations also amend Part 6 (Energy efficiency requirements). The Welsh Ministers must approve minimum energy performance requirements for new buildings, in the form of target CO2 emission rates, which must be calculated and expressed in accordance with the approved methodology.
Part 7 (water efficiency) is amended. The potential consumption of water by persons occupying a dwelling must not exceed 125 litres per person per day, calculated in accordance with approved methodology. It applies to a dwelling which is erected or formed by a material change of use of a building.
These Regulations insert Part 7A (Automatic Fire Suppression Systems). It requires automated fire suppression systems to be installed and operational, and applies where building work consists of the erection or material change of use of a building in relation to care homes, rooms for residential purposes (exception apply), dwelling-houses and flats.
Part K (Protection from falling, collision and impact) and Part M (Access and use of building) of Schedule 1 are substituted. Schedule 4 (description of work where no building notice or deposit of full plans required) is also amended. 

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