Building Regulations Explained: 7th Edition (Hardback) book cover

Building Regulations Explained

7th Edition

By London District Surveyors Association, John Stephenson


680 pages

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pub: 2004-12-21
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Almost all buildings erected or altered in England and Wales must satisfy the requirements of the building regulations. This essential reference has been revised in line with new legislation up to January 2004, including important revisions to Parts B, E, H, J, L1, L2, and M and an outline of the proposed Part P.

Each chapter explains in clear terms the appropriate regulation and any other legislation, before explaining the approved document. The Appeals and Determinations have been repositioned at the end of each chapter. Publications lists and relevant sources of information are also included, together with annexes devoted to legislation relevant to the construction industry, determinations made by the Secretary of State, and sample check lists.

This highly illustrated and practical approach to the subject makes this the indispensable, one-stop reference guide for professionals and students.


'This is a must for every technical library or builder's bookshelf, and will be of immense value to architects, surveyors and others in interpreting and applying these complex regulations.' Geoff Hatton, ASI Journal

Table of Contents

1. The Development of Building Control 2. Control of Building Work 3. Application of Building Regulations to Inner London 4. Relaxation of Building Regulations 5. Exempt Buildings and Works 6. Notices and Plans 7. Approved Inspectors 8. Work Undertaken by Public Bodies 9. Materials and Workmanship 10. Structure 11. Fire Safety 12. Site Preparation and Resistance to Moisture 13. Toxic Substances 14. Resistance to Passage of Sound 15. Ventilation and Condensation 16. Hygiene 17. Drainage and Waste Disposal 18. Heat-Producing Appliances 19. Protection from Falling, Collision and Impact 20. Conservation of Fuel and Power 21. Access to and Use of Buildings 22. Glazing: Safety in Relation to Impact, Opening and Cleaning 23. Timber Intermediate Floors for Dwellings and Basements for Dwellings Index.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Construction / General