By Ray Tricker
Specifications of the construction rules; licensed records; management of the development rules; making plans Permission and native professionals; Environmental regulate; security; caliber
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Schedule 1 describes the mandatory requirements for completing all building work. g. for disabled persons); air pressure plants; l cesspools (and other methods for reception, treatment and disposal of foul matter); l emission of smoke, gases, fumes, grit or dust (or other noxious and/or offensive substances); l dimensions of rooms and other spaces (inside buildings); l drainage (including waste disposal units); l electrical safety; l fire precautions (services, fittings and equipment, means of escape); l lifts (escalators, hoists, conveyors and moving footways); l materials and components (suitability, durability and use); l means of access to and egress from; l natural lighting and ventilation of buildings; l open spaces around buildings; l prevention of infestation; l provision of power outlets; l resistance to moisture and decay; l site preparation; l solid fuel, oil, gas and electricity installations (including appliances, storage tanks, heat exchangers, ducts, fans and other equipment); l standards of heating, artificial lighting, mechanical ventilation and air-conditioning; l structural strength and stability (overloading, impact and explosion, underpinning, safeguarding of adjacent buildings); l telecommunications services (including telephones and radio and television wiring installations).
Approved Documents Approval of documents for purposes of building regulations. 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.
Building Act 1984 Sections 106, 107 and 108) Be sure of your facts before you ask a magistrates’ court for a ruling! If an owner or occupier considers that a ruling obtained from the local authority is incorrect, he can appeal (in the first case) to the local magistrates’ court. If, on appeal, the magistrates rule against the local authority, then the owner/occupier of the building concerned is entitled to compensation from the local authority. If, on the other hand, the magistrates rule in favour of the local authority, then the local authority is entitled to recover any expenses that they have incurred.