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10th Edition

Building Regulations in Brief

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ISBN 9780367774233
May 3, 2022 Forthcoming by Routledge
832 Pages 462 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

This tenth edition of the most popular and trusted guide reflects all the latest amendments to the Building Regulations, planning permission and the Approved Documents in England and Wales. This includes coverage of the changes in light of the Hackitt Review, updates to Approved Document B and L, and the reinstatement of the Manual to the Building Regulations. Recent changes to use classes and the sections on planning permission and permitted development have been revised and details of fees have been updated.

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 any confusion and explains the meaning of the Regulations. Consequently, it has become a favourite for anyone in the building industry or studying, as well as those planning to have work carried out on their home. It is essential reading for all building contractors and sub-contractors, site engineers, building engineers, building control officers, building surveyors, architects, construction site managers and DIYers.

Table of Contents

1. The Building Act 1984  2. The Building Regulations 2010  3. The Requirements of the Building Regulations  4. Planning permission  5. What work requires Planning Permission or Building Regulations approval  6. Meeting the requirements of the Building Regulations – Dwellings  7. Meeting the requirements of the Building Regulations – Buildings Other than Dwellings

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