On 1 October, the Building Safety Regulator (BSR) became the Building Control Authority for all higher-risk buildings (HRBs) in England.

This means that developers will no longer be able to choose the building control body they use for building new residential buildings that are over 18-metres or 7 storeys and hospitals and care homes that meet the same height threshold.

Developers must also apply to the BSR for building control approval before starting building work on any projects involving HRBs.

  • More information can be found here.
  • Guidance on how to submit and manage a building control application to the BSR is available here.
  • For those who are ready to make an application the service is available on gov.uk.