Building Regulations in Brief
This easy-to-understand pocket book gives those working in the UK or with UK organizations sufficient and practical information to enable them to comply with UK regulations in the simplest and most cost-effective manner possible. It takes away the mystique of the Building Regulations and provides an in-brief guide to meeting its requirements, providing simple and practical information on how the regulations can be easily and cost effectively adhered to.
The author explains the meaning of the UK regulations, their history, current status, requirements, associated documentation and how local authorities and councils view its importance, also emphasising the benefits and requirements of these regulations. This new edition includes the latest revisions to Part P, Part A, Part C and Part E published in 2004 and 2005 as well as highlights from the consultation documents for Part L and Part F.
·Fully updated for revised Part P, Part A, Part C and Part E
·Practical information on how to comply quickly and easily to the regulations
·Each step in the building process detailed, with all regulations explained
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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
Appendix A Access and facilities for disabled people
Act 1984 Section airborne sound and/or appliances Approved Document authority Building Act 1984 building control building control officer Building Regulation approval ceiling certificate chimney Code of practice combustion compartment wall comply concrete Conservation Area Conservation of fuel construction containing damp-proof course designed disabled door drain drainage dwelling electrical installation ensure entrance external cavity wall external wall facilities Figure fire resistance flats floating floor Floor type flue glazing guidance habitable rooms handrail heating height hot water impact sound inner leaf internal joints joists Junctions layer least listed building located maisonettes masonry wall mass per unit mineral wool minimum mass moisture opening pipes planning permission plasterboard protected ramped requirements residential purposes roof rooms for residential sanitary conveniences sealed separating floor septic tank sewer sound insulation space stairs storage storey structure suitable supported surface tank thermal insulation timber U-value unit area ventilation wheelchair users wheelchair-accessible width