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PART I—Application of Regulations and Building Plans

  1. Application of Regulations
  2. Application for building permit and submission of plans.
  3. Title of land
  4. Exemption from submission of plans
  5. Details in plans
  6. Design of building
  7. Building permit
  8. Failure of District Planning Authority to process application
  9. Use of unconventional materials or methods
  10. Notice of commencement and completion of certain stages of work
  11. Qualified building inspector
  12. Compulsory maintenance

PART II—Plot Development
Sub-Part I—Location of Building

  • Site requirements
  • Site coverage of buildings
  • Projections beyond building lines
  • Orientation, building lines and improvement lines
  • Boundary lines
  • Building at street corners

Sub-Part II—Spatial Requirements

  1. Dimensions, heights and space of rooms and areas in dwelling units.

PART III—Site Preparation and Lanscape

  • Oversite excavation and sub-soil drainage
  • Damp-proof course to substructure
  • Protection of Walls against moisture
  • Weather resistance of external walls
  • Prevention of damp in cavity walls
  • Weather resistance of roofs
  • Landscape development
  • Tree preservation
  • Advertisements

PART IV—Materials for Building

  1. Suitability of materials
  2. Shortlived or otherwise unsuitable materials
  3. Testing of materials
  4. Materials for buildings
  5. Rejection of building application

PART V—Structural Stability
Sub-Part I—General Application

  • Interpretation of this Part
  • General load requirements    
  • Submission of structural design drawing
  • Documentation and inspection of structural calculations
  • Ringbeams or continuous reinforced concrete ties
  • Openings in walls
  • Ornamental projections
  • Earthen construction
  • Soil tests
  • Earthquake loads
  • Requirements in respect of foundations of buildings
  • Structure above foundations

Sub-Part II—Additional structural Requirements for certain Buildings

  1. Storey buildings
  2. Interpretation of this Sub-Part

Sub-Part III—Beams, scaffoliding, roof—General Application

  • General requirements in relation to beams for building
  • Hoarding, scaffolding and temporary structures
  • Roof framing
  • Covering for pitched roofs
  • Weather resistance of external walls, copings, soakers underground structures
  • Underground structures and service ducts
  • Demolition
  • Painting and maintenance of building and structures

PART VI—Structural Fire Precautions
Sub-Part I—Fire Precautions for types of classes of building

  1. Interpretation of this Part
  2. Designation of purpose groups
  3. Provision of compartment walls and compartment floors
  4. Fire resistance
  5. Separating walls
  6. Fire-resisting doors
  7. Exceptions relating to certain doors in lift shafts
  8. Stairways
  9. Limiting the spread of flame over surfaces of walls and ceiling
  10. Roofs
  11. Small garages

Sub-Part II—Means of Escape

  • General
  • Exits
  • Dimensions of means of escape

Sub-Part HI—Obstructions and hazards in means of escape

  1. Scope of application of sub-part
  2. Fire escapes shall be completely free of obstructions
  3. Doors in means of escape, obstruction and doors over landings
  4. Direction of swing door
  5. Exits from floor areas
  6. Exit signs
  7. Certificate of safety

PART VII—Access Accommodation

  • Verandahs and balconies
  • Corridors
  • Staircases
  • Lifts
  • Passenger lifts
  • Escalators
  • Guards

PART VIII—Air Movement and Ventilation

  1. Interpretation of this Part
  2. Scope of application of this Part
  3. Natural ventilation, air movement and cross ventilation
  4. Ventilation of habitable rooms, etc.
  5. Natural ventilation through covered balcony or verandah
  6. Ventilation of storage room, kitchen, bathroom
  7. Escape from fire


  • Scope of application of this Part
  • Roofs
  • Walls, protection of walls and openings from solar radiation

PART X—Hearths, Chimneys and Heat-Pruducing Appliances
Sub-Part I—Interpretation and scope of application of this Part

  1. Interpretation of this Part
  2. Scope of application
  3. Provision of facilities, fireplace opening
  4. Hearth
  5. Open cooking slab
  6. Use of combustible material
  7. Solid fuel appliance and installation of appliances

Sub-Part II—Use of Liquid Fuel

  • Provision of liquid fuel facilities
  • Installation of liquid fuel appliances

Sub-Part HI—Use of Gaseous Fuel

  1. Provision of appliances
  2. Biogas installations
  3. Gas appliances and installation
  4. Provision of electrical appliance

PART XI—Sound Insulation

  • Scope of application of Part
  • Sound insulation of walls
  • Sound insulation of floors

PART XII—Pest Control and Protection Against Decay

  1. Scope of application of this Part
  2. Treatment of site against pest, infestation and decays
  3. Sub-floor ventilation
  4. Termite shields or mechanical barriers
  5. Insect screening
  6. Prevention against fungus attack

PART XIII—Drainage

  • Provision and construction of drains
  • Traps and gullies
  • Inspection chambers
  • Ventilation of sewers
  • Junctions and drain interceptors
  • Sewers and drains
  • Means of access to drains and private sewers
  • Inlets to drains to be trapped
  • Drains or private sewers passing through or under walls or under building.
  • Pipes conveying soil water, ventilation pipes
  • Waste pipes
  • Further requirements for soil pipes and waste pipes
  • Waste water disposal    ’
  • Private sewer
  • Roof drainage
  • Rainwater gutters and pipes
  • Rainwater storage
  • Over flow pipes and testing of drains and sewers

PART XIV—Sanitary Conveniences

  1. Provision of closets and bathrooms
  2. Water closets
  3. Earth closets (KVIP)
  4. Urinals
  5. Septic tank system
  6. Filter beds
  7. Soak-away pits and trenches
  8. Cesspools
  9. Access to soakaways pits and cesspools
  10. Connections to public sewers and combined sewage systems

PART XV—Refuse Disposal

  • Disposal of domestic and other refuse
  • Transfer stations
  • Incineration
  • Refuse storage in multi-storey buildings
  • Refuse storage compartment in multi-dwelling
  • Refuse chutes
  • Ventilation to refuse storage container chambers
  • Hoppers for refuse storage container chambers or refuse

PART XVI—Water Supply

  1. Provision of water
  2. Pipe-borne water supply
  3. Wells and boreholes
  4. Tanks and cisterns used for storage of rainwater
  5. Prevention of water pollution

PART XVII—Light and Electrical Installations

  • Natural light or daylighting
  • Light to habitable rooms, etc.
  • Light to kitchen and bathroom
  • Electrical facilities
  • Exterior lighting, lighting outlets, lights in stairway, garages, etc.
  • Naked lights
  • Supplementary   lighting,   mechanical   ventilation   and airconditioning
  • Security lighting

PART XVIII—Special Requirement for Rural Buildings

  1. Site preparation and landscape development
  2. Drainage in rural building
  3. Sanitary conveniences
  4. Refuse disposal
  5. Water supply
  6. Materials

PART XIX—Miscellaneous Provisions

  • Material change in use of building
  • Backyard farming
  • Building for use by animals
  • Abattoirs (slaughter houses)
  • Markets and lorry park
  • Swimming pools
  • Crematoria and cemeteries
  • Incinerators
  • Garages attached to houses
  • Detached garages
  • Sanitary accommodation for workers
  • Commercial kitchen
  • Commercial laundries
  • Corn mills
  • Interpretation
  • Compliance with other laws

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