What is the Building Safety Act and how can it affect your project? Here's what you need to know...

Building Safety Act will affect all builders such as these two on top of this roof of this new home
The Building Safety Act has been extended to cover a wider variety of homes meaning all residential buildings in England and Wales must adhere to the new standards (Image credit: Getty Images)

The Building Safety Act has introduced reforms to strengthen the rights of homeowners to make homes across England and Wales safer.

The act overhauls current building regulations and creates an array of measures for constructing, upkeeping, and ensuring the safety of residential structures, and holds those accountable for any defects.

Joseph Mullane
News Editor

News Editor Joseph has previously written for Today’s Media and Chambers & Partners, focusing on news for conveyancers and industry professionals.  Joseph has just started his own self build project, building his own home on his family’s farm with planning permission for a timber frame, three-bedroom house in a one-acre field. The foundation work has already begun and he hopes to have the home built in the next year. Prior to this he renovated his family's home as well as doing several DIY projects, including installing a shower, building sheds, and livestock fences and shelters for the farm’s animals. Outside of homebuilding, Joseph loves rugby and has written for Rugby World, the world’s largest rugby magazine.