Build UK Building Safety All Member Meeting - Follow Up

31 March 2023

Build UK Building Safety All Member Meeting – Follow Up

Building Safety Conference ā€“ 10 Things We Learnt

  • The new Building Safety Regime will apply to all buildings ā€“ ā€œfrom Shed to Shardā€ in the words of the Building Safety Regulator.
  • The terms ā€˜High-Rise Buildingā€™ and ā€˜High-Rise Residential Buildingā€™ are being used interchangeably with ā€˜Higher-Risk Buildingā€™, and the Building Safety Regulator has committed to work with Build UK to ensure consistent terminology is used across the industry.
  • registered with the Building Safety Regulator by 1 October 2023. This includes those that will be occupied for the first time during the transition period between 6 April and 1 October 2023. From 1 October 2023, new Higher-Risk Buildings must be registered before they can be occupied.
  • The building registration process will be a multiple-choice tick box format and require a completion certification for each building. The fee for registering each building will be Ā£251.
  • It is anticipated that those who fulfil the roles of Principal Designer and Principal Contractor under CDM will also fulfil these dutyholder roles under the Building Safety Act.
  • The Building Safety Regulator will become the Building Control Authority for all Higher-Risk Buildings from 1 October 2023. Work can continue under an existing Building Control Body where a building/initial notice has been submitted or plans deposited by 1 October 2023 and work has commenced by 1 April 2024.
  • Gateway Two, which requires Building Control Approval by the Building Safety Regulator before construction work can begin, and Gateway Three, which is when a completion certificate is issued by the Building Safety Regulator, are expected to come into force on 1 October 2023.
  • The Building Safety Regulator will not be specifying the format for the Golden Thread of information, which is the digital record of what has been built to enable those responsible for Higher-Risk Buildings to manage and maintain them safely.