Building control

The Building Safety Act will help to ensure consistency across the building control profession and drive-up standards.

The Building Safety Regulator (BSR) will independently oversee building control bodies (BCBs) and their professionals.

The new approach to building control oversight will apply to BCBs in:

It will cover:

Learn more about the government’s proposals for the oversight of building control.

The Building Safety Act only applies to England.

The strategic context

HSE wants to set the strategic context for BSR’s oversight of BCBs and bring together the component parts of the new regulatory structure.

The new approach to building control oversight will help BCBs efficiently plan and deliver their functions to consistently high standards.

It intends to draw together different parts of the system by:

Building Safety Regulator’s role

The Building Safety Act will establish building control as a regulated profession, helping to create a unified profession working to a consistent set of standards. BSR's role will be to:

BSR will consult on the:

Registers and registration criteria

Monitoring, assurance and enforcement

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Updated 2023-04-24