Understanding the Building Regulations
By Simon Polley
Routledge – 2005 – 224 pages
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.
Preface. Introduction. 1. The Building Regulations 2000. 2. Approved Document to support Regulation. 7: Material and Workmanship. 3. Approved Document A: Structure. 4. Approved Document B: Fire safety. 5. Approved Document C: Site preparation and resistance to moisture. 6. Approved Document D: Toxic substances. 7. Approved Document E: Resistance to the passage of sound. 8. Approved Document F: Ventilation. 9. Approved Document G: Hygiene. 10. Approved Document H: Drainage and waste disposal. 11. Approved Document J: Combustion appliances and fuel storage systems. 12. Approved Document K: Protection from falling, collision and impact.
13. Approved Document L: Conservation of fuel and power. 14. Approved Document M: Access to and use of buildings. 15. Approved Document N: Glazing - safety in relation to impact, opening and cleaning. Index.