New Building Regulations in the Pipeline - Launch of Consultation Documents

The much awaited Building Regulations Act moves one step closer today, with the launch of the Consultation Documents. These will regulate the avoidance of damage to third party properties.

Resources Minister George Pullicino said the law will pave the way for the creation of a Building Regulations Office under his ministry, and ensure future buildings will be built according to technical specifications. Before the demolition, excavation and construction of a site, a methodological statement outlining the method of construction would have to be made public. Also obligatory would be the classification of contractors according to their size, expertise and capabilities.

Methodological statements and insurance covering third parties would be obligatory.

The documents will soon be available at www.mra.gov.mt. Meanwhile submissions may be made to buildingregulations@mrra.gov.mt.

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