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Circulars

We will use circulars to inform you of new or altered building regulations policy.

Before 31 December 2011, circulars and circular letters were published by the Department for Communities & Local Government (DCLG) for England and Wales. Any that were current on 31 December 2011 still apply to Wales. They can be seen on the Gov.uk website (external link).

Any circulars and circular letters published on the Gov.uk website after 31 December 2011 will not apply to Wales.

Building Regulation Circular WG - 005/2017

06/04/17
This circular provides information on the changes to the criteria for schemes of insurance for approved inspectors.
 

Building Regulation Circular WGC - 007/2017

03/04/17
This circular provides updated information on the re-branding and re-publishing of the Approved Documents (ADs) applicable to Wales.
 

Building Regulation Circular WG - 001/2017

27/01/17
This circular provides information on the changes to Standard 6 and 7 of the Building Control Performance Standards.
 

Building Regulation Circular WG - 007/2016

13/07/16
This circular provides information on commencement of building work and transitional provision relating to regulation 37A of the Building Regulations - automatic fire suppression systems in dwellings and flats.
 

Building Regulation Circular WG - 005/2016

14/06/16
This circular informs the effects of amendments made to the Building Regulations 2010 and the Building (Approved Inspectors etc.) Regulations 2010 by the Building Regulations &c. (Amendment) (Wales) Regulations 2016.
 

Building Regulation Circular WG - 001/2016

07/04/16
This circular informs the effects of amendments made to the Building Regulation by the Building (Amendment) (Wales) Regulations 2016.
 

Building Regulation Circular WG 009/2015

01/02/16
This circular provides guidance on Approved Inspector final certificates and regulation 17 of the building (Approved Inspector etc.) Regulations 2010.
 

Building Regulation Circular WG - 008/2015

27/08/15
This circular informs of amendments to Approved Document B (Fire Safety) Volume 1 and 2 – 2016 editions.
 

Building Regulation Circular WG - 007/2015

27/08/15
This circular informs the effects of amendments made to the Building Regulation by the Building (Amendment) (Wales) Regulations 2015.
 

Building regulation circular WG - 013/2014

23/06/15
This circular letter informs building control bodies that Welsh Ministers have issued a notice of approval for the calculation methodologies for CO2 emissions.