Planning, building and the environment

Building Regulations Advisory Committee (BRAC)

Introduction

Throughout the United Kingdom the majority of building work is controlled by regulations. BRAC advises the relevant Secretary of State on the exercise of his/her power to make Building Regulations and on other related subjects, in England and Wales. Comparable regulations apply in Northern Ireland and Scotland.

BRAC is defined as an advisory non-departmental public body (NDPB) and is also designated as a Scientific Advisory Committee under the Government's Code of Practice for Scientific Advisory Committees 2001. It was originally established in April 1962 under section 9 of the Public Health Act 1962 (now section 14 of the Building Act 1984). BRAC is sponsored by the Department for Communities and Local Government.

The BRAC Secretariat can be contacted at the following address:

BRAC Secretariat
c/o Sustainable Buildings Division
Department for Communities and Local Government
Zone 5/E8 Eland House
Bressenden Place
London
SW1E 3DU

Tel: 0303 444 1819
Email: brac@communities.gsi.gov.uk

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