Weaknesses of Building Byelaws
Building Byelaws are models produced by the Government, they are optional on town councils many of whom reject them.
They do not apply to Scotland and Ireland.
Results in us still 250 years later in Scotland and Northern Ireland having separate building regulations.
Councils given powers through the byelaws to issue notices requiring faulty work to be removed, altered or pulled down.
Same wording applies today.
Councils had a need to employ surveyors with sufficient knowledge of buildings to administer the byelaws.
Byelaws were prescriptive, you were given types, sizes and thicknesses of materials to be used.
Responsibility of local councils to adopt the model form of the bye-laws prepared by the Local Government Department. Many however did not and there was no uniformity.