Understanding the Building Regulations
By Simon Polley
Routledge – 2009 – 298 pages
Praise for previous editions:
'Covers all the requirements of the Building Regulations as we know them today. It is clear and concise in its explanations … A good book.' – Clerk of Works Journal
'A clear and concise introduction to the Building Regulations and Approved Documents … Up-to-date … well presented and should benefit the student and any person wishing to find out about the Building Regulations and how to make an application to their Local Council.' – ASI Journal
Do you need a concise, jargon-free and compact guide to the UK building regulations?
Simon Polley boils down the regulations to their basic features, explaining the core principles behind them. Easy to read and light enough to carry around with you, this is the ideal introduction to a vital part of your remit as a building control officer, architect or surveyor.
Updated with the 2008 changes to Parts L and F and revisions to Part B and illustrated with cartoons.
Introduction 1. The Building Regulations 2000 2. Approved Document to Support Regulation 7: Materials 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 and Facilities for Disabled People 15. Approved Document N: Glazing – Safety in Relation to Impact, Opening and Cleaning 16. Approved Document P: Electrical Safety. Further Information
Simon Polley is Managing Director of BRCS (Building Control) Ltd.