Services

Building Regulations

The Secretary of State is a Minister designated for the purposes of section 2 of the European Communities Act 1972 in relation to matters relating to the environment. In accordance with section 14 of the Building Act 1984 he has consulted the Building Regulations Advisory Committee and such other bodies as appeared to him to be representative of the interests concerned. The Secretary of State makes the following Regulations in exercise of the powers conferred by section 2(2) of the European Communities Act 1972 and by sections 1, 2A, 3, 5, 8 and, 34, 35, 47 and 126 of, and paragraphs 1, 2, 3, 4, 4A, 7, 8, 9, 10 and 11 of Schedule 1 to, the Building Act 1984:S.I. 2008/301.1972 c.68.1984 c.55; section 126 is cited for the definition of “prescribed”. Section 1 was amended by section 1 of the Sustainable and Secure Buildings Act 2004 (c.22) and section 2A was inserted by section 4 of that Act; section 47was amended by section 8 of that Act and S.I. 1996/1905; paragraph 4A of Schedule 1 was inserted by section 8 of that Act; paragraph 7 of Schedule 1 was amended by section 3 of that Act and by section 11 of the Climate Change and Sustainable Energy Act 2006 (c.19); paragraph 8 of Schedule 1 was amended by section 3 of the Sustainable and Secure Buildings Act 2004 and by section 40 of the Flood and Water Management Act 2010 (c.29); paragraph 11(1) of Schedule 1 was amended by S.I. 1986/452. Certain functions of a Minister of the Crown under the Building Act 1984 were transferred to the National Assembly for Wales constituted by the Government of Wales Act 1998 (c.38) by article 2 of, and Schedule 1 to, the National Assembly for Wales (Transfer of Functions) Order 1999 (S.I. 1999/672) as varied by article 4 of, and Schedule 3 to, the National Assembly for Wales (Transfer of Functions) Order 2000 (S.I. 2000/253) and have been transferred to the Welsh Ministers by paragraph 30 of Schedule 11 to the Government of Wales Act 2006 (c.32). Subject to certain exceptions and reservations, the remaining functions conferred on the Secretary of State by the Building Act 1984 are transferred to the Welsh Ministers, as far as they are exercisable in relation to Wales, by the Welsh Ministers (Transfer of Functions) (No.2) Order 2009 (S.I. 2009/3019) with effect from 31st December 2011.