Help to Buy – Wales Shared Equity Scheme »This shared equity loan will make up the shortfall between the purchase price of a property and the funding available to buyers through their cash deposit and mortgage offer.Learn more »
First Minister welcomes publication of Welsh Speaking Communities report
First Minister, Carwyn Jones, has today welcomed the publication of the report and proposed work plan of the Welsh Speaking Communities Task and Finish Group.
- Views sought on positive plans to create a better Wales
- Moving forward, changing lives: New employment programme to help Wales’ hardest to reach young people
- First Minister welcomes publication of Welsh Speaking Communities report
- Consultation on Regional engagement partnership structures in the tourism sector
- Implementation of Commission Directive 2013/45/EU concerning the change to the botanical name of tomato
- School term dates regulations
- Managing radioactive waste safely
- Draft Statutory Instrument - Infant formula and follow-on formula (Wales) (Amendment) Regulations 2014
- Beyond 2011: Consultation on Census and future provision of population statistics in England and Wales
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Section highlightThe Housing (Wales) Bill
The Bill will introduce significant improvements across the housing sector to ensure that people have access to a decent, affordable home and better housing-related services.
Legislative programme 2013 - 2014 »
The First Minister detailed the 8 bills in the Welsh Government’s 5-year Legislative Programme that will be brought forward during the 3rd year of the Welsh Assembly.Learn more »
Section highlightDraft Budget 2014-15
Our focus is on protecting the NHS and schools, boosting economic growth and creating jobs, as well as tackling poverty and protecting the vulnerable.
Final Budget 2014-15 »
The amount of funding allocated to Welsh Government Departments for 2014-15 is £14.9bn.Learn more »
- Statistics & Research
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See the schedule for all statistics and research releases.
Building Regulations set standards for design and construction which apply to most new buildings and many alterations to existing buildings.
They are made under powers provided in the Building Act 1984. They ensure the health and safety of people in and near buildings. They also cover:
- saving energy
- use of buildings
In Wales, we are now responsible for the majority of functions under the Building Act - including making Building Regulations in Wales. The functions that have remained with the UK Government are as set out in The Welsh Ministers (Transfer of Functions) (No. 2) Order 2009 (S.I. 2009/3019).
Current documents and guidance can be seen on our Approved Documents page.
We have proposed our first changes to Building Regulations for Wales in our July 2010 policy statement. These changes are intended to support our aim to achieve zero carbon new build.
A nearly ‘zero carbon’ building is one which uses little or no carbon to heat or cool it (the energy use of the building) and so has low/zero annual net emissions of carbon dioxide (CO2). This definition only covers the Building Regulations and does not cover the non-fixed electrical or gas appliances in the building (like cookers, computers and televisions).
We are reviewing Schedule 1 Part L to the Building Regulations 2010. This covers Conservation of Fuel and Power.
Anyone wanting to carry out building work which is covered by the Building Regulations is required by law to make sure it complies with the regulations. There are two types of Building Control Service available.
Constructing Excellence in Wales
Constructing Excellence in Wales (external link) is a Welsh Government sponsored organisation which helps the construction industry improve its performance so as to deliver better quality and value for money to its clients and end-users in Wales.