The revisions to Part G of the Building Regulations have been delayed.

The Department for Communities and Local Government (CLG) today confirmed that the revisions to Part G would not come into force on October 1 as originally stated.

Part G of the Building Regulations deals with sanitation, hot water safety and water efficiency.

The Building Regulations Approved Document which outlines the proposed changes has already been published. This document will have to be amended.

An industry source claimed that the delay is due to an objection raised by the European Commission. CLG refused to confirm that this was the cause of the delay.

CLG were unable to say when the document would be updated. A spokeswoman for the department said there was no exact date as yet, but the short-term aim was to “resolve the issues raised and to issue a final Approved Document as far in advance" of the changes coming into force in the six-month window ending 1st April next year.