Building Regulations in Brief

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Routledge, 2007 - Law - 846 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 and affordable guide is a time-saver for both professionals and enthusiasts. The information is sensibly organised by building element rather than by regulation, so that you can quickly lay your hands on whatever you need to know from whichever document. The authors' practical and no-nonsense advice will enable you to comply with the regulations in the simplest and most cost-effective manner.

The benefits and requirements of each regulation are clearly explained, as are history, current status, associated documentation and how local authorities and council view their importance.

This new edition includes:

* The new Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order and what this means for Part B (Fire Safety)
* Updates to Part L (Energy Efficiency)
* An improved user-friendly index
* Annexes covering; Access and facilities for disabled people; Conservation of fuel and power; Sound insulation and Electrical Safety provided online

* Fully updated for revised Part B (Fire Safety)
* Practical guidance on how to comply quickly and easily to the regulations
* Each step in the building process illustrated, 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
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About the author (2007)

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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