Last edited 06 Feb 2021

Building Regulations exemptions


[edit] Introduction

The first set of national building standards was introduced in 1965. Now known as the Building Regulations, they set out:

For more information see: Building regulations.

However, some building classes and types may not have to satisfy the regulations and if so, are exempt.

Compliance with the Act is crucial as those who contravene it and its associated Building Regulations may, if convicted, face a heavy fine or even imprisonment. It is therefore essential to ensure that if a building is thought to be exempt, exemption really does apply and advice sought from the appropriate authority.

In many cases, even if a building is technically exempt, the owner or developer will nonetheless comply with the regulations.

[edit] Exemptions

The following classes of building may be exempt from the regulations:

[edit] Crown buildings

Many of the requirements of the Building Regulations apply to Crown Buildings. But there are a few deviations and therefore the advice of the Treasury should be sought when work is to be undertaken on a Crown building.

(By ‘Crown’ is meant buildings where the Crown, the Duchy of Lancaster or the Duchy of Cornwall have an interest in the building).

[edit] Buildings in Inner London

Buildings in the boroughs of Inner London are subject to the requirements of the Building Regulations but in a few circumstances some of the regulations may not apply. The advice of the local authority in question should be sought prior to submitting drawings.

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