Building Safety Act Timeline and Roadmap

Last Updated: 15/02/2024

You can download the Build UK's Building Safety Timeline and the Build UK BSA guide for further details.

Expected in 2024 but exact date to be confirmed

April 6 2024


February 8 2024

  • Online portal enabling residents of High-Rise Residential Buildings to find out if their building is registered goes live
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October 2023

  • Higher-Risk Buildings Registration mandatory
  • New duties on Accountable Persons for occupied higher-risk buildings
  • BSR becomes the new building control body for design and construction of higher-risk buildings
  • Registers for building control inspectors and building control approvers open
  • Gateways 2 and 3 come into force
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September 2023

  • Industry members and a Chair have been appointed to the new Industry Competence Committee (ICC), with its first meeting taking place this month. HSE has recently set up and appointed industry members and appointed Jon Vanstone as Chair to the new ICC. The ICC will have a role in advising both the built environment industry and BSR within HSE on matters of competence. Find out more
  • Building Registration - invoicing now available 
  • Building Control - secondary legislation and new guidance update - The Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities (DLUHC) has published a suite of secondary legislation which applies to the new building control framework. The HSE has created additional new guidance to help navigate the legislation which provides an overview of the new regime.  
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August 2023


July 2023

  • Key Building Information (KBI) can now be entered on the registration portal.  KBI is a set of information needed about each high-rise building in order to assess and properly manage the risks of fire spread or structural failure. It can be submitted at the same time as completing the application to register a building or at a later date. All registration applications and KBI must be completed on the portal by 1 October 2023.
  • The Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities (DLUHC) has published guidance to help register buildings with multiple structures. If your building has two or more structures that are attached, you need to assess the 'independent section' criteria to see if they count as one building or should be registered separately. 
    Read the guidance on building definition and independent sections 
  • The Code of Conduct for Registered Building Inspectors (RBIs) and Professional Conduct Rules for Registered Building Control Approvers (RBCAs) has now been published.
    For further information view the:
    •    Building inspector code of conduct
    •    Professional conduct rules

       Building inspectors competent assessment schemes
  • Planning Gateway one (PGO) guidance has been published on the planning portal. You can watch the HSE's PGO webinar on demand here.
  • Building owners have been warned that they must undertake remediation work or face enforcement action. The Building Safety Regulator will start enforcing building safety in residential buildings above 18 metres or 7 storeys if they do not comply with their legal duties from spring 2024. Read statement.
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April 2023

Higher-Risk Building Registration is open 

Existing buildings that are 18 metres and over in height or at least seven storeys, which have at least two residential units that will be occupied by 1 October 2023, must be registered with the BSR by 30 September 2023. Watch the short video explaining the registration process created by the Building Safety Regulator.

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