Understanding the Building Regulations
By Simon Polley
Routledge – 2012 – 298 pages
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 extensive 2010 changes, and illustrated with cartoons.
"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
Introduction 1. The Building Regulations 2010 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.