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Understanding the Building Regulations

6th Edition

By Simon Polley


304 pages | 60 B/W Illus.

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Paperback: 9780415717427
pub: 2014-09-16
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Do you need a concise, jargon-free and compact guide to the UK building regulations?

Simon Polley boils down the regulations to their basic features, explaining the core principles behind them. Easy to read and light enough to carry around with you, this is the ideal introduction to a vital part of your remit as a building control officer, architect or surveyor.

Updated with the extensive 2013 changes, and illustrated with cartoons and diagrams.


"This is a publication drafted by a building control expert who seeks to give clear, sensible and straightforward guidance that will be accessible to everyone concerned with construction of buildings in England." - Building Engineering, David Phythian BA MSc FCABE MRICS

Table of Contents

1. The Building Regulations 2010 2. Approved Document to Support Regulation 7: Materials and Workmanship 3. Approved Document A: Structure 4. Approved Document B: Fire Safety 5. Approved Document C: Site Preparation and Resistance to Moisture 6. Approved Document D: Toxic Substances 7. Approved Document E: Resistance to the Passage of Sound 8. Approved Document F: Ventilation 9. Approved Document G: Hygiene 10. Approved Document H: Drainage and Waste Disposal 11. Approved Document J: Combustion Appliances and Fuel Storage Systems 12. Approved Document K: Protection from Falling Collision and Impact 13. Approved Document L: Conservation of Fuel and Power 14. Approved Document M: Access and Facilities for Disabled People 15. Approved Document P: Electrical Safety - Dwellings Further Information

About the Author

Simon Polley FCABE MRICS MIFireE is Managing Director of BRCS (Building Control) Limited, previously a building regulation consultant and senior local authority building control officer. With a significant breadth of experience spanning over 35 years Simon has worked directly on a wide range of public and private sector projects. Simon was instrumental in obtaining suitable insurance to allow BRCS to be one of the first three Corporate Approved Inspectors able to work in the commercial field. An author of texts relating to the building regulations, Simon enjoys driving, walking and spending time with family and friends.

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BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Construction / General
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Industrial Health & Safety