The procedures, the problems and pitfalls of extending or altering property are discussed in this fully updated new edition. The author gives helpful advice on how to make the project go smoothly from beginning to end. This is a practical guide for those at the beginning of their career in building, or who want to be updated on the new regulations now in force.
This new edition incorporates the 2005 Amendments to Approved Document L1B on the conservation of fuel and power. Developments in Computer Aided Design and structural calculations are also discussed. It is invaluable to all those who are trying to act efficiently, correctly and cost-effectively.
Table of Contents
Part 1: Introduction 1. A General Guide to Drawing the Plan 2. The Need for Control 3. Planning and Building Control Part 2: Householder Developments 4. House Extension Policies and The Party Wall Etc Act 1996 5. Is Planning Approval Necessary 6. Applying for Planning Permission 7. Conservation Areas / Listed Buildings / Tree Preservation Orders 8. Other Design Aspects for Consideration Part 3: More on Building Control 9. More on Building Control 10. Is Building Control Required 11. Making the Building Control Submission Part 4: Building Construction 12. General Information 13. The Foundations 14. The External Walls 15. Internal Walls 16. Ground Floors 17. Timber Upper Floors 18. Flat Roofs 19. Pitched Roofs 20. Finishes 21. Ventilation 22. Staircases 23. Plumbing, Drainage, Heating, Installation of Boilers, Electrical Works 24. Other Building Control Aspects Part 5: Mainly for Consultants / Conclusion 25. Preparing to Meet the Client 26. Meeting the Client 27. Conclusion