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Last edited 22 Feb 2021
The building regulations 2010 define 'building work' as:
- The erection or extension of a building.
- The provision or extension of a controlled service or fitting in or in connection with a building.
- The material alteration of a building, or a controlled service or fitting, as mentioned in paragraph.
- Work required by regulation 6 (requirements relating to material change of use).
- The insertion of insulating material into the cavity wall of a building.
- Work involving the underpinning of a building.
- Work required by regulation 22 (requirements relating to a change of energy status).
- Work required by regulation 23 (requirements relating to thermal elements).
- Work required by regulation 28 (consequential improvements to energy performance).
NB Manual to the Building Regulations: A code of practice for use in England, published by HM Government in July 2020, suggests building work includes: ‘…erecting or extending a building, providing or extending a controlled service or fitting in or in connection with a building, and the material alteration of a building or a controlled service or fitting.’
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