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Building Regulations update 2015

Posted in Latest News on 06 October 2015

Building Regulations update 2015

New Approved Documents for England – Part E, G, H, M1, M2 and Q

The latest round of updates to the Building Regulations (England) come into force on 1 October 2015. As well as raising performance requirements in a number of areas, this update is unique in that, for the first time, the Building Regulations in England will differ for three key reasons:

  • Some regulations will have ‘optional’ levels of performance
  • The performance requirements of some regulations will vary from region to region
  • Some performance requirements will be dictated by the Local Planning Authority.

The principle of regional differences looks set to be broadened as further amendments in 2016 will continue to roll out the concept in other Parts of the Building Regulations. In addition, the long-anticipated new Part Q, dealing with domestic security, also comes into force.