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Building Control Regulations

Building Control Regulations
<p>A Fire Safety Certificate is a certificate issued by the Building Control Authority which states that the works or building to which the application relates will, if constructed in accordance with the plans and specifications submitted, comply with the requirements of Part B of the Second Schedule to the Building Regulations 1997.</p> <p>A Disability Access Certificate is a certificate granted by a Building Control Authority which certifies compliance of the design of certain works (e.g. new buildings (except dwelling houses), some extensions to, and some material alterations to buildings (except dwelling houses) with the requirements of Part M of the Building Control Regulations. A  Disability Access Certificate is required in respect of the following works to buildings other than dwellings (but including apartment buildings), in so far as the Requirements of Part M apply and which commence or take place on or after 1st January 2010. Where a Fire Safety Certificate is required for any works, a Disability Access Certificate is also required.</p> <p>A commencement notice is a notification to a Building Control Authority that a person intends to carry out either works or a material change of use to which the Building Regulations apply.  A commencement notice is required when:</p> <ul> <li> <p>All works which require planning permission</p> </li> <li> <p>The erection of a building</p> </li> <li> <p>The material alteration or extension to a building</p> </li> <li> <p>A material change of use</p> </li> <li> <p>Works that are in connection with a material alteration to a building.</p> </li> </ul>