DLUCH (Department of Levelling Up, Communities and Housing) has published two new consultations, which form part of a series of consultations that will provide further detail on how the Building Safety Act 2022 (England) will work in practice.
Implementation of the new building control regime for higher risk buildings - this consultation is split into 12 parts, with each part relating to the proposed changes to the Building Regulations in respect of Part Three of the Building Safety Act 2022 and the implementation the new building safety reforms. The sections include: the new duty holder and the competence requirements, additional requirements for building work carried out in existing higher-risk buildings; and establishing better record keeping and management.
All of these proposed reforms will create a new building control regime for higher-risk building and the consultation is seeking views on this as well as the wider proposed changes to the Building Regulations.
New Safety Regime for Occupied Higher Risk Buildings consultation - covers the proposed changes to the building regulations under Part 4 of the Building Safety Act 2022. The purpose of the consultation is to receive feedback from construction professionals on the in-occupation phase for higher-risk buildings in relation to the new building safety regime. The consultation is looking for views relating to the changes and covers areas including:
- accountable persons; and
- golden thread content. and covers.
The closing date for both consultation is 12 October 2022.