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The Building (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2019

Synopsis

This regulation replaces the duty to design and construct buildings in a way to inhibit the unseen spread of fire and smoke in concealed spaces in building structures or fabric with a more general duty to inhibit any spread of fire and smoke (whether seen or unseen) in cavities (rather than just 'concealed spaces').

 
 
 

Summary

The Building (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2019 will amend Building (Scotland) Regulations 2004 on 1 October 2019.

What will be updated?

The 2019 regulations update requirements on the design and construction of buildings. These changes relate to fire prevention and protection with respect to cavities (Schedule 5, paragraph 2.4).

The duty to design and construct buildings in a way to inhibit the unseen spread of fire and smoke in concealed spaces in building structures or fabric is replaced with a more general duty to inhibit any spread of fire and smoke (whether seen or unseen) in cavities (rather than just concealed spaces) in the building structure or fabric.

As a result, a more stringent standard will apply on building cavities with respect to inhibiting the spread of smoke and fire.

Background

The Building (Scotland) Regulations 2004 specify the technical requirements and functional standards for any new building works or material changes to existing buildings. The regulations aim to ensure the health and safety of people in or about buildings and to reduce the environmental impact of new buildings.

 

 

 

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