Building Regulations in Brief
Baffled by the Building Regs? Confused by codes of practice? Mystified by materials and puzzled by planning permission? Then look no further! This handy guide is not only for builders and DIY enthusiasts but, with its ready reference and no-nonsense approach, it is just as useful to designers, building surveyors and inspectors, students and architects.
This easy-to-understand book gives sufficient and practical information to enable you to comply with the regulations in the simplest and most cost-effective manner possible. It takes away the mystique of the Building Regulations and provides a brief guide to meeting their requirements, providing simple and practical information on how the regulations can be easily and cost-effectively adhered to.
This new edition includes all the new Part L documents that came into force in April 2006. These complex and contentious new Regulations are explained and clarified, making sure that you can comply with the very latest standards for energy efficiency. The book also covers the latest versions of Part F on ventilation and Part P on electrical safety.
Building Regulations in Brief explains the meaning of the regulations, history, current status, requirements, associated documentation, how local authorities and councils view their importance, and emphasises the benefits and requirements of each regulation.
* Covers all the new Part L documents regarding energy efficency that came into force in April 2006
* No-nonsense approach suitable for professionals, students and building enthusiasts
* Simple and practical information on how the regulations can be easily and cost-effectively adhered to
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1 The Building Act 1984
2 The Building Regulations 2000
3 The requirements of the Building Regulations
4 Planning permission
5 Requirements for planning permission and Building Regulations approval
6 Meeting the requirements of the Building Regulations
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