The Building Act 1984

The Building Act is the primary legislation under which the Building Regulations and other secondary legislation is made.

The many powers of the Building Act 1984 include those for:

  • Setting the status of Approved Documents
  • Dangerous structures
  • Demolition of buildings
  • Enforcement of Building Regulations
  • Powers of entry to premises
  • and many more.

The Act is available for viewing and printing from the Office of Public Sector Information.