Understanding the Building Regulations
Although the UK's Building Regulations are complex and lengthy, their essential features are relatively straightforward. In this third edition of his bestselling book, Simon Polley brings his brief and practical guide fully up-to-date for Spon, with a number of key changes across the text, and the addition of an excellent new section. Written by this leading industry practitioner, Understanding Building Regulations is well presented, jargon-free, and a great alternative to John Stephenson's much larger and weightier The Building Regulations Explained. It is an excellent introduction for students as well as for professionals who want a first-rate entry-level text.
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Chapter 1 The Building Regulations 2000
Materials and workmanship
Site preparation and resistance to contaminants and moisture
Resistance to the passage of sound
Combustion appliances and fuel storage systems
Protection from falling collision and impact
Conservation of fuel and power
Access to and use of buildings
Glazing safety in relation to impact opening and cleaning
Drainage and waste disposal
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alternative approach Appendix appliances apply Approved Document basement BRE Report Building Act 1984 Building Control Body Building Regulations calculation car parks carbon carbon emission cavity wall ceiling certificate CIBSE Code of practice combustion compartment comply concrete construction doors drain dwellings elements entrance escape routes existing exit external wall Figure fire resistance flats floating floor floor area floor level flue glazing habitable rooms hot water installed internal isolation distance lighting limit located maisonette masonry mass per unit maximum means of escape mechanical ventilation method mineral wool minimum mass opening period of fire pipes plasterboard protected purpose groups ramps reference relevant requirements residential purposes risk roof rooflights rooms for residential sanitary Section separating wall sewer sound insulation space specific stair stairlift standards storage storey suitable surface surface condensation Table thermal thermal bridging thermal insulation unit area Wall type waste collection authority wheelchair width