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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 WGC 014/2017

20/07/17
This circular provides information for building owners when undertaking re-cladding of tall buildings and makes building control bodies aware of the guidance available to building owners following the Grenfell Tower fire.
 

Building Regulation Circular WGC - 011/2017

19/06/17
This circular informs of amendments to Approved Documents; A (Structure), B (Fire Safety) Volume 2 and C (Site preparation and resistance to contaminants and moisture).
 

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.
 

Building Regulation Circular WG - 001/2015

10/02/15
This circular informs of the closure of the British Institute of Non-destructive Testing’s (BINDT) air pressure testing scheme.
 

Building regulation circular WG - 010/2013

06/01/15
This circular issues an amendment slip outlining changes to Approved Documents Part L1A, L1B, L2A and L2B.
 

Building regulation circular WG - 007/2014

26/03/14
We have approved CICAIR (Construction Industry Council Approved Inspectors Register) Limited as the body designated to approve Approved Inspectors in Wales.
 

Building regulation circular WG - 006/2014

05/03/14
We have approved a new scheme provider for professional indemnity and public liability insurance policies for Approved Inspectors.
 

Building regulation circular WG - 004/2014

17/02/14
This circular clarifies the effect of amendments made to the Building (Amendment) (Wales) Regulations 2014 S.I. 2014/110 (W. 10).
 

Building regulation circular WG - 003/2014

17/02/14
This circular clarifies the effect of amendments made to the Building Regulations etc (Amendment No. 3) (Wales) and Domestic Fire Safety Regulations 2013 (S.I. 2013/2730 (W. 264).
 

Building regulation circular WG - 001/2014

03/02/14
This circular clarifies the effect of amendments made to the Building (Approved Inspectors etc.) Regulations by Building (Approved Inspectors etc.) (Amendment) (Wales) Regulations 2014 (S.I.2014/58) (W.5).
 

Building regulation circular WG - 011/2013

14/11/13
This circular clarifies amendments made to the Building Regulations to remove and replace Schedule 3 (Self certification schemes).
 

Building regulation circular WG - 003/2013

21/08/13
This circular confirms the removal of the Warranty Link Rule as it applies in Wales.
 

Building regulation circular WG - 002/2013

21/08/13
This circular introduces the revision to the Approved Document supporting regulation 7 (Materials and workmanship) for use in Wales.
 

Building regulations circular WG - 001/2013

25/02/13
This circular sets out the new terms of authorisation and accreditation for Competent Persons Schemes in Wales.