Understanding the Building Regulations
This is a new edition of the highly successful introductory guide to current Building Regulations and Approval Documents. Including the major revisions to part B, it is an essential tool for those involved in design and construction and for those who require knowledge of building control. Thoroughly revised and updated, it will provide all the information necessary to design and build to the building regulations. This is an essential tool for construction professionals requiring a 'pocket book' guide to the regulations.
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1 The Building Regulations 2000
Materials and workmanship
Site preparation and resistance to moisture
Resistance to the passage of sound
Drainage and waste disposal
Stairs ramps and guards
Conservation of fuel and power
Access and facilities for disabled people
Glazingsafety in relation to impact opening and cleaning
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