Building Codes

Last updated: 5 November 2017
The Hungarian Insulation Standard MSZ 04-110-2-192, which regulates buildings, the walls, floors, doors and windows, and defines the k insulation ratio, has been in force since 1992. The building codes were mandatory and very strict (comparable to the strictest standards in the EU), but enforcement and quality control in buildings were lacking. As numerous standards were not respected, the government made the standards voluntary in 1994. The architect has to include in his report a statement that the design of the building is correct in this respect. Parliament has introduced the Act on the Formation and Protection of the Built Environment LXXVIII. Based on this new Act a ministerial decree 39/1997(KTM-IKIM r.) was introduced on the qualification requirements of the building materials in line with the European Union Directive (89/106/EEC) relating to construction products.
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