The Building Act 1984 is the principal statute providing for the control of building in Wales. It is the source of the Welsh Ministers’ power to make building regulations. Building regulations may be made to:
- secure the health, safety, welfare and convenience of persons in or about buildings and of others who may be affected by buildings or matters connected with buildings;
- further the conservation of fuel and power, the protection or enhancement of the environment and the prevention or detection of crime;
- facilitate sustainable development;
- prevent waste, undue consumption, misuse or contamination of water.