10th Edition

Building Regulations in Brief

By Ray Tricker, Samantha Alford Copyright 2022
    1146 Pages 462 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    1146 Pages 462 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    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 recent changes to use classes, updated sections on planning permission, permitted development and application fees. We have included the revisions to Approved Document B (as a result of the Hackitt Review), as well as the latest changes to Approved Documents F and L, and the new documents O (overheating) and S (electric vehicle charging points), which come into effect in June 2022.

    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 working in or studying the building industry, as well as those planning to have work carried out on their home. It is essential reading for all building contractors and subcontractors, site engineers, building engineers, building control officers, building surveyors, architects, construction site managers and DIYers.

    1. The Building Act 1984, 2. The Building Regulations 2010, 3. The requirements of the Building Regulations, 4. Planning permission, 5. Work that 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


    Ray Tricker (MSc, IEng, CQP-FCQI, FIET, FCMI, FIRSE) is a Senior Consultant with over 50 years' continuous service in quality, safety and environmental management, project management, communication electronics, railway command, control and signalling systems, information technology and the development of molecular nanotechnology.

    He served with the Royal Corps of Signals (for a total of 37 years) and his work since leaving the services has centred on the European railways. Ray was also a UKAS assessor and he was the Quality, Safety and Environmental Manager for the project management consultancy responsible for overseeing the multi-billion-dollar Trinidad rapid rail system. As well as writing well over 60 books on diverse subjects he keeps busy assisting small businesses from around the world, helping them to produce their own auditable quality and/or integrated management systems.

    Samantha Alford (MSc, MCIPS) is an established technical author, instructor, business management specialist and data protection officer. She has over 35 years of continuous experience in compliance, governance and oversight and has worked in the public, private, voluntary and charity sectors. Samantha served in the Royal Air Force for 18 years and has a wide and varied skillset. Her book GDPR: A Game of Snakes and Ladders was published by Routledge in February 2020.

    Samantha has extensive experience in business management at both strategic and operational levels and her skillset includes planning, policy and business documentation, procedure development, contract management and performance measurement. She is a Director of Professional Procurement and Project Management Ltd and Chair 
    of the Board of the local Chamber of Commerce.