Swimming pools are often built as part of building or renovating a home. Regulation 315 of the Building Regulations 2006 requires pool and spa construction to be commenced within 12 months of a building permit being issued and completed within six months of commencement.
For the construction of houses, work must commence within 12 months and be completed within 24 months of the building permit issue date.
The Building Amendment (Construction of Swimming Pools and Spas) Regulations 2016 were made on 23 August 2016 and will come into effect on 3 October 2016.
These Regulations will amend regulation 315 to enable alignment of completion periods for building work relating to a swimming pool or spa and any associated barrier or safety equipment with the completion period for other building work that is being carried out concurrently on an allotment.
The making of the amending Regulations address the red tape issue ‘Swimming pool permits time limits’.
A copy of the amending Regulations are attached below: