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2nd Edition

Spon's Practical Guide to Alterations & Extensions

ISBN 9780415434263
Published May 13, 2008 by Routledge
272 Pages

USD $56.95

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Book Description

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

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