Building Regulations Essay
Title: The origins and purpose of building control
UK Building Regulations:
The first building control legislation in England dates back to the Great Fire of London in 1666. The reasons why it spread out so quickly were the proximity of the timber buildings. The government of the day realised this and introduced by-laws to try to prevent it from happening again. So in 1667 they introduced the London Building Act. However it was not until 1774 that the District Surveyors in London were appointed to enforce these laws.
Around this time due to the Industrial Revolution other towns were rapidly expanding and they started to experience similar problems that London had …show more content…
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