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Pages: 450 pages
Author (s): Ray Tricker and Samantha Alford
Date of Publication: 2018
This handy guide provides you with all the information you need to comply with the UK Building Regulations and Approved Documents. On site, in the van, in the office, wherever you are, this is the book you'll refer to time and time again to double check the regulations on your current job.
The Building Regulations pocket Book is the must have reliable and portable guide to compliance with the Building Regulations.
- Part l provides an overview of the Building Act.
- Part 2 offers a handy guide to the dos and don't of gaining the Local Councils approval for Planning Permission and Building Regulations Approval.
- Part 3 presents an overview of the requirements of the Approved Documents associated with the Building Regulations.
- Part 4 is an easy to read explanation of the essential requirements of the Building Regulations that any architect, builder or DIYer needs to know to keep their work safe and compliant on both domestic or non-domestic jobs.
This book is essential reading for all building contractors and sub-contractors, site engineers, building engineers, building control officers, building surveyors, architects, construction site managers, DlYers and homeowners having work done on their property.
About the authors
1 Background information
1.1 What is the Building Act 1984?
1.2 What does the Building Act 1984 contain?
1.3 What are the Supplementary Regulations?
1.4 What are 'Approved Documents'? (Building Act 1984 Section 6)
1.5 How are buildings classified? (Building Act 1984 Section 34)
1.6 Who polices the Building Act?
1.7 How is building work evaluated for conformance with the Builing Regulations?
1.8 What are the duties of the Local Authority?
1 .9 What are the powers of the Local Authority?
1.10 Who are Approved Inspectors?
1.1 1 What Notices and Certificates are required?
1.12 Can appeals be made against a Local Authority's ruling?
1.13 Are there any exemptions from Building Regulations?
1.14 Can 1 apply for a relaxation in certain circumstances?
1.15 What is 'Type Approval'?
1.16 What causes some plans for building work to be rejected?
1.17 Must I complete the approved work in a certain time?
1.18 What happens if I contravene any of these requirements?
1.19 What about civil liability ?
1.20 What is the 'Building Regulations Advisory Committee'?
1.21 Does the Fire Authority have any say in Building Regulations?
1.22 Can I change a plan of work once it has been approved?
1.23 What about dangerous buildings?
1.24 What about defective but dings?
1.25 What are the rights of the owner or occupier of the premises?
2 Requirements for Planning Permission and Building Regulations approval
2.2 Aerials, sate its dishes and flagpoles
2.4 Biomass-fueled appliances
2.5 Ceilings and fools
2.6 Central heating
2.7 Change of use
2.10 Converting an old but ding
2.11 Decoration and repairs inside and outside a building
2.13 Doors and windows
2.14 Drains and sewers
2.15 Electrical work in the home or garden
2.17 External was
2.19 Fences, gates and garden walls
2.20 Flats and maisonettes
2.21 Flues, chimneys or so and vent pipes
2.22 Fuel tanks
2.23 Garages and carports
2.24 Hard standing for a car, caravan or boat
2.25 Heat pumps
2.27 Home energy generation
2.29 Installing a swimming pool
2.30 Interns reals
2.32 Kitchens and bathrooms
2.33 Laying a patio, decking or a driveway
2.35 Loft conversions
2.36 Micro combined heat and power
2.37 New homes and self-build homes
2.39 Paving your front garden
2.44 Solar panels
2.45 Structural alterations - inside
2.48 Warehouses and industrial buildings
2.49 Wind turbines
2.50 Working from home
3 The requirements of the Approved Documents
3.2 A - Structure
3.3 B - Fire safety - Volume 1: Dwelling houses and Volume 2: Buildings other than dwelling houses
3.4 C - Site preparation and resistance to contaminants and moisture
3.5 D - Toxic substances
3.6 E - Resistance to the passage of sound
3.7 F - Ventilation
3.8 G - Sanitation, hot water safety and water efficiency
3.9 H - Drainage and waste disposal
3.10 J - Combustion appliances and fuel storage systems
3.1 1 K - Protection from fall in , collision and impact
3.12 L- Conservation of fuel and power
Volume 1: Dwellings and Volume 2: Buildings other than dwellings
3.13 M - Access to and use of but dings - Volume 1:
Dwellings and Volume 2: Buildings other than dwellings
3.14 P - Electrical safety - Design and installation of electrical installations
3. 15 Q - Security Dwellings
3.16 R -In-building physical infrastructure
4 Meeting the requirements of the Building Regulations
4.4 Cellars and basements
4.9 Chimneys and fire aces
4.13 Access routes
4.14 Corridors and passageways
4.15 Sanitary accommodation, bathrooms and showers
4.16 Electrical safety
4.17 Combustion appliances
4.18 Hot water storage
4.19 Liquid fuel
4.20 Kitchens and utility rooms
4.21 Loft conversions
4.22 Extensions and additions to but dings
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