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Implementing the new Building Control Regime for Higher-Risk buildings and wider changes to the Building Regulations for all buildings

This consultation relates to the proposed changes to Building Regulations under Part Three of the Building Safety Act 2022. There are 12 consultation sections in this area.  

Following the Grenfell Tower tragedy in June 2017, the Government appointed Dame Judith Hackitt to lead an independent review of building regulations and fire safety. 

The Government committed to implementing Dame Judith Hackitt’s recommendations for government and industry in her report, Building a safer future

The aim is to drive cultural and behaviours necessary to improve building safety. The report led to the Building Safety Act which received Royal Assent in April 2022.

The Act will be supported by secondary legislation which will provide further detail to ensure a more stringent regulatory regime for high-rise residential and other in scope buildings. The current consultation forms part of this process.

This consultation focuses mainly on the changes that will be made to the Building regulations to implement the new building safety reforms. These changes will be made using powers in the Building Act 1984 as amended by the Building Safety Act 2022.

The IET Board of Trustees has decided to respond to this consultation and will accept responses from IET members including Member, Fellow, Honorary Fellow, Student, and Associate. Please provide your membership number with your consultation response.

The IET is seeking to respond to the consultation and would welcome your views and comments on the questions posed within the consultation.

Please respond no later than 9am on 19/09/2022 to Rick Hartwig with "Implementing the new Building Control Regime for Higher-Risk buildings and wider changes to the Building Regulations for all buildings" in the subject line.