The next phase of the new Building Safety Regime will come into effect from 1 October and will affect all new buildings.

For new Higher‐Risk Buildings (HRBs), the Building Safety Regulator (BSR) will be the Building Control Body, with transitional arrangements allowing projects already underway to continue to completion under the current regulatory framework. All members through the supply chain should make sure they are clear which requirements will apply to their projects from 1 October and take the necessary steps to comply with them.

The Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities (DLUHC) has also released two more sets of regulations. The Building Safety Act 2022 (Commencement No. 5 and Transitional Provisions) Regulations 2023 bring into force a number of provisions of the Building Safety Act, including making the BSR the Building Control Body for HRBs, whilst The Building Act 1984 (Commencement No. 3) (England) Order 2023 amends section 33 of the Building Act 1984 to allow the building control authority to either conduct tests of a building to ascertain whether the work would contravene Building Regulations or require the owner or occupier of the building to do so.

FIS Guide: Introduction to the Building Safety Act

FIS has written a guide to help introduce the basic concepts of the Building Safety Act to all businesses.