Building Regulations in Brief

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Routledge, 2006 - Technology & Engineering - 825 pages
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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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Contents

1 The Building Act 1984
1
2 The Building Regulations 2000
28
3 The requirements of the Building Regulations
74
4 Planning permission
100
5 Requirements for planning permission and Building Regulations approval
138
6 Meeting the requirements of the Building Regulations
173
Access and facilities for disabled people
678
Conservation of fuel and power
707
Sound insulation
742
Guidance to the requirements of Part P Electrical safety
748
Bibliography
768
Useful contact names and addresses
792
Index
799
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About the author (2006)

Ray Tricker is the Principal Consultant of Herne European Consultancy Ltd - a company specialising in ISO 9000 Management Systems - and is also an established author. He served with the Royal Corps of Signals (for a total of 37 years) during which time he held various managerial posts culminating in being appointed as the Chief Engineer of NATO's Communication Security Agency (ACE COMSEC). Most of Ray's work since joining Herne has centred on the European Railways. He has held a number of posts with the Union International des Chemins de fer (UIC) (e.g. Quality Manager of the European Train Control System (ETCS)) and with the European Union (EU) Commission (e.g. T500 Review Team Leader, European Rail Traffic Management System (ERTMS) Users Group Project Co-ordinator, HEROE Project Co-ordinator) and currently (as well as writing books!) he is busy assisting small businesses from around the world produce their own auditable Quality and/or Integrated Management Systems to meet the requirements of ISO 9001:2008, ISO 14001 and OHSAS standards. He is also a UKAS Assessor for the assessment of certification bodies for the harmonisation of the trans-European high speed railway network.

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