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Building Regulations in Brief, 9th Edition by Samantha Alford, Ray Tricker

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The Building Act 1984

The Building Act 1984 applies in England and Wales and is the United Kingdom statute under which the Building Regulations have been made.

1.1  What is the Building Act 1984?

The Building Act 1984 is the mechanism by which the Secretary of State ensures that the health, welfare and convenience of persons living in or working in or near buildings is secured.

The primary purpose of the Building Act 1984 is to assist in the conservation of fuel and power, to prevent waste, undue consumption, misuse or contamination of water, and to ensure that those who are in or near buildings are kept safe. The Building Act 1984 imposes a set of requirements on owners and occupiers of buildings which cover their ...

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