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Building Regulations Amendments 2013

Amendments have been issued to Building Regulations Approved Documents to implement the results of a recent review of the Building Regulations and reduce unnecessary burdens. Except for the changes to Approved Documents L and the introduction of a new Approved Document 7, the changes to the approved documents take effect on 6 April 2013 for use in England. The previous editions will continue to apply to work started before 6 April 2013, or to work subject to a building notice, full plans application or initial notice submitted before 6 April 2013.

Martyn Smith, director of Self Architects, welcomes these changes as simplifying and consolidating previous amendments. ‘The changes to Part L are fundamental and will certainly affect the asset management, sale and letting of property.’

If you would like any advice on how the latest regulations could affect you, please do get in touch, any of the members of the Trebbi Family would be happy to advise you according to your specific needs.

Full details of the amendments can be downloaded from: