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June deadline for PARTS L, F, O & S

NEW PART L, PART F, PART O & PART S

JUNE DEADLINE FOR BUILDING REGULATIONS APPLICATIONS

When Approved Documents are updated or introduced, the Government puts in place Transitional Provisions specifying when the new regulations come into force.

The key dates are:

  1. When an application (Initial Notice) is received and
  2. When the works start on site.

The new regulations will apply to any project that does not meet both deadlines.

To take advantage of the Transitional Provisions for the new

Part LConservation of fuel and power Vol 1 & 2, Part FVentilation Vol 1 & 2,

Part OOverheating, Part SInfrastructure for charging electric vehicles

  • Applications must be received before 15th June 2022 and
  • Work must start on site before 15th June 2023.

For example, for the new Part L:

We expect a high volume of applications leading up to the June 15th deadline; to allow us to process these as efficiently as possible, please submit your application as soon as is convenient.

 

FAQs

In the case of

Part L – Conservation of fuel and power Vol 1 & 2

Part F – Ventilation Vol 1 & 2

Part O – Overheating

  • Where multiple dwellings or buildings are on a single application, work on each unit must have commenced for transitional provisions to apply
  • For example, for an application for 100 dwellings, work on all 100 units must have commenced before 15th June 2023
  • If only 10 of these 100 dwellings have started, only these 10 can be built to the previous standards, the remainder must meet the new 2022 standards
  • Foundations for blocks of flats is considered a start on all units within that block

In the case of Part S – Infrastructure for charging electric vehicles

  • Where multiple dwellings or buildings are on a single application, work on just one unit must have commenced for transitional provisions to apply to all units.

WHAT CONSTITUTES COMMENCEMENT ON SITE?

The government considers that the commencement of work would usually be marked by work such as:

  • excavation for strip or trench foundations or for pad footings;
  • digging out and preparation of ground for raft foundations;
  • vibrofloatation (stone columns) piling, boring for piles or pile driving;
  • drainage work specific to the building(s) concerned.

It considers that the following sorts of work would not be likely to constitute the commencement of work:

  • removal of vegetation;
  • demolition of any previous buildings on the site;
  • removal of top soil;
  • removal or treatment of contaminated soil;
  • excavation of trial holes;
  • dynamic compaction;
  • general site servicing works (e.g. roadways)

IF IN DOUBT, CONTACT YOUR PROJECT MANAGER

We expect a high volume of applications leading up to the June 15th deadline; to allow us to process these as efficiently as possible, please submit your application as soon as is convenient.

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Important note: To allow the Local Authority to deal with the paperwork, building works should not commence on site until at least 5 days after the Initial Notice is served.

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