Understanding the Building Regulations

Overview

Understanding the Building Regulations is a clear and concise introduction to the current Building Regulations and Approved Documents, including the revisions to Parts F and L. It is an essential tool for all those involved in design and construction and for those who

require knowledge of building control. Completely up-to-date, it will provide all the information necessary to design and build to the Building Regulations.

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Overview

Understanding the Building Regulations is a clear and concise introduction to the current Building Regulations and Approved Documents, including the revisions to Parts F and L. It is an essential tool for all those involved in design and construction and for those who

require knowledge of building control. Completely up-to-date, it will provide all the information necessary to design and build to the Building Regulations.

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Editorial Reviews

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"Will provide readers with an informative and useful guide because it offers meaningful insight to the guiding principles of building control...this handy-sized book should prove useful to both baffled students and busy building engineers" – Building Engineer magazine
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780415608633
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 11/7/2011
  • Edition number: 5
  • Pages: 312
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Simon Polley FCABE MRICS MIFireE is Managing Director of BRCS (Building Control) Limited, previously a building regulation consultant and senior local authority building control officer. With a significant breadth of experience spanning over 35 years Simon has worked directly on a wide range of public and private sector projects. Simon was instrumental in obtaining suitable insurance to allow BRCS to be one of the first three Corporate Approved Inspectors able to work in the commercial field. An author of texts relating to the building regulations, Simon enjoys driving, walking and spending time with family and friends.

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Table of Contents

1 The building regulations 2000 1
2 Approved document to support regulation 7 : materials and workmanship 15
3 Approved document A : structure 20
4 Approved document B : fire safety 30
5 Approved document C : site preparation and resistance to contaminants and moisture 86
6 Approved document D : toxic substances 103
7 Approved document E : resistance to the passage of sound 105
8 Approved document F : ventilation 133
9 Approved document G : hygiene 143
10 Approved document H : drainage and waste disposal 148
11 Approved document J : combustion appliances and fuel storage systems 169
12 Approved document K : protection from falling, collision and impact 182
13 Approved document L : conservation of fuel and power 191
14 Approved document M : access to and use of buildings 235
15 Approved document N : glazing - safety in relation to impact, opening and cleaning 260
16 Approved document P : electrical safety 265
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