Consultation on the Higher Risk Buildings (Descriptions and Supplementary Provisions) Regulations

Closes 21 Jul 2022

Opened 9 Jun 2022

Overview

This consultation is about the proposed Higher Risk Buildings (Descriptions and Supplementary Provisions) Regulations which complete the definition of higher-risk building for the new building safety regime. It seeks views on the following areas: 

  1. the overall definition of a building for the purposes of both the design and construction and occupation parts of the new more stringent building safety regime being brought forward by the Building Safety Act; 
  2. which buildings are included and excluded in relation to the design and construction part of the new regime and the definitions of these buildings; 
  3. which buildings are excluded in relation to the occupation part of the new regime and the definitions of these buildings; and 
  4. the method for measuring height and number of storeys. 

This consultation does not relate to buildings included in the leaseholder protection scheme or the building remediation funds. 

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