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Project: Review and findings: A Review of Part B of the Building Regulations

Welcome to the review of Part B of the Building Regulations.

BRE was appointed by CLG (formerly ODPM) to support a review of Part B (Fire safety) of the Building Regulations.  CLG published their consultation paper in July 2005 and the consultation ended on 18 November in the same year.  Around 240 formal responses to the consultation were received, together with around 40 informal responses.  A summary of those responses has been published on the CLG website.
Details of the changes to Part B and the two new Approved Documents are now available on the CLG website. The changes are due to come into effect on 6 April 2007. Hard copies of these documents will also be available during January 2007.

Supporting Research

In support of the review a range of research projects were commissioned by DCLG. All the relevant research reports that are referred to in the consultation paper plus those that were commissioned following the consultation (marked with an *) are available from this web page.

BRE Project Reports