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Effective 12 January 2015 there are new building codes in force in Bermuda. The Bermuda Building Code 2014 adopts codes for commercial and residential development.

For commercial development, the Bermuda Building Code 2014 modifies and adopts the International Building Code 2012 and four other Codes – mechanical, fuel gas, plumbing and energy conservation – all of which are produced by the International Code Council (ICC). Also, the Bermuda Building Code 2014 modifies and adopts the National Electrical Code 2011 and the current version of the National Fire Prevention Association (NFPA) Code produced by the NFPA.


The ‘Bermuda appropriate’ modifications to the international and national codes now adopted are detailed in the Bermuda Building Code 2014. You must read these in conjunction with the ICC and NFPA codes. CLICK HERE to download.


For residential development, the Bermuda Building Code 2014 adopts the Bermuda Residential Building Code 2014 produced by the Department of Planning. CLICK HERE to download.


You can purchase and download the ICC Codes directly from the ICC website. http://shop.iccsafe.org/codes/2012-international-codes.html


You can purchase and download the NFPA Codes directly from the NFPA website.  http://www.nfpa.org/codes-and-standards/document-information-pages


There are a limited number of copies of the Bermuda Building Code 2014 and Bermuda Residential Code 2014 available for sale at the Department of Planning.

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