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Building Regulations in Brief

8th Edition

By Sam Alford, Sam Alford

© 2014 – Routledge

930 pages

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pub: 2014-04-07
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This eighth edition of the most popular and trusted guide to the building regulations is the most comprehensive revision yet. It reflects all the latest amendments to Building Regulations, Planning Permission and the Approved Documents A,B,C, H, K, P, Regulation 7 incorporating all amendments up to December 2013 (including the changes to Leaflets L1A and L2A regarding the conservation of heat and energy in new buildings which came into effect April 2014).

This new edition also contains details of the new national planning guidance system and initiatives to speed up the planning process such as the new on line planning application process. It contains an updated list of fees for planning consents and provides guidance on the changes to permitted development rights in Agricultural, Business and Residential buildings which came into force on 1 October 2013.

Giving practical information throughout on how to work with (and within) the regulations, this book enables compliance in the simplest and most cost-effective manner possible. The no-nonsense approach of Building Regulations in Brief cuts through the confusion and explains the meaning of the regulations; consequently it has become a favourite for anyone involved in the building industry as well as those planning to have work carried out in their home.


"This simple approach to the regulations, without delving too deeply into detail, gives a perfect guide for the DIY person, student, site operative and architect as well as other professionals across the board; the key being that it helps you to locate the vital information. It is also extremely cost effective compared to the full documents which are not easy to read or as accessible due to the multiple volumes." - Mark Heggs, MBEng, MIHEEM, MICWCI, University of Leicester

"…a straightforward commentary and easy to read format that brings together much useful guidance into a single volume." - Building Engineer

Table of Contents

1. The Building Act 1984 2. The Building Regulations 2000 3. The Requirements of the Building Regulations 4. Planning Permission 5. Requirements for Planning Permission and Building Regulations Approval 6. Meeting the Requirements of the Building Regulations

About the Authors

Ray Tricker is the Senior Consultant (Management Systems) of Herne European Consultancy Ltd (a company offering organisations access to highly skilled and specialist consultants to help them enhance their business performance), and is also an established author, with over 40 titles published. He served with the Royal Corps of Signals (for a total of 37 years) during which time he held various managerial posts culminating in being appointed as the Chief Engineer of NATOs Communication Security Agency (ACE COMSEC).

Samantha Alford is an established technical author, instructor and business management specialist. She has over 25 years’ experience in Capability Planning, Governance, Oversight and Event Management and is a Director and Owner of Professional Procurement & Project Management Ltd, a company offering outstanding support and advice on strategic and operational procurement. Sam has a strong supply chain, planning, business and performance management background, and has assisted a variety of organisations with advisory services for fundraising, business planning and process documentation. Sam has provided these services in both the private and not for profit sectors. She is a School Governor and has been the Chairman of a combined secondary and primary school parents' association since 2012

Subject Categories

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