Main Changes

  1. Main Changes Made By The 2013 Amendments
    1. Main Changes Made By The 2010 Amendments
      1. Main Changes In The 2014 Edition

        Main Changes Made By The 2013 Amendments

        The main changes, which apply only to England*, are to:

        • References to British Standard design standards
        • Guidance on disproportionate collapse
        • Wind maps
        • Guidance on strip footings
        • Materials and workmanship

        There have been no changes to Part A of Schedule 1 to the Building Regulations.

        Main Changes Made By The 2010 Amendments

        The 2010 amendments reflect the Building Regulations 2010 and Building (Approved Inspectors etc) Regulations 2010. The changes mainly reflect regulation number changes as a result of re-ordering. There have been no amendments to the substantive requirements in Part A of Schedule 1 to the Building Regulations.

        Main Changes In The 2014 Edition

        The 2004 edition replaced the 1992 Edition (with 1994 and 2000 amendments edition). The main changes were:

        • Guidance on the sizing of timber floors and roofs for traditional house construction removed, as the Timber Tables are now published by
        • Map of basic wind speeds
        • Stainless steel cavity wall ties specified for all houses regardless of their location.
        • Guidance on masonry walls to dwellings extended.
        • Guidance on concrete foundations to houses revised.
        • Guidance on the design and construction of domestic garages extensively updated.
        • Disproportionate collapse: the Application Limit to Requirement A3 (ie. the 5 storey limit) removed to bring all buildings under control of Requirement