Welsh Government: Building Regulations Sustainability Review/Closing date 24th May 2016

The Building Regulations control certain types of building work and ensure that buildings meet certain standards of health, safety, welfare, convenience and sustainability.

20th May 2016

The Building Regulations control certain types of building work and ensure that buildings meet certain standards of health, safety, welfare, convenience and sustainability. We want to improve the aspects of sustainability of buildings in Wales through the Building Regulations.

In July 2014 the Sustainable Buildings national planning policy and related TAN22 guidance was withdrawn. The stated intention was that we would look at incorporating the key non energy elements of the Code for Sustainable Homes/BREEAM into the Building Regulations. The subsequent review identified a number of components as having potential for incorporation into Building Regulations.

This consultation contains proposals for:

changes to Part G – Sanitation, Hot Water Safety and Water Efficiencythe introduction of Part Q - Residential Security Part Q – Unauthorised accessnon mandatory guidance on the content and presentation of information to householder for new dwellingschanges to the Approved Documents.

The consultation closes on the 24th May 2016 http://goo.gl/pmWxQC