The Building Regulations: Explained and Illustrated

The Building Regulations: Explained and Illustrated

Hardback Building Regulations: Explained and Illustrated

By (author) M.J. Billington, By (author) Keith Bright, By (author) J. R. Waters

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  • Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell (an imprint of John Wiley & Sons Ltd)
  • Format: Hardback | 968 pages
  • Dimensions: 178mm x 248mm x 50mm | 2,019g
  • Publication date: 1 May 2007
  • Publication City/Country: Chicester
  • ISBN 10: 1405159227
  • ISBN 13: 9781405159227
  • Edition: 13, Revised
  • Edition statement: 13th Revised edition
  • Sales rank: 692,607

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The Building Regulations: Explained and Illustrated provides a detailed, authoritative and well illustrated guide to building control in England and Wales. This latest edition has been substantially revised to include revised chapters on Part A Structural Stability, Part C Materials, Part E Sound, Part F Ventilation, Part L Conservation of Fuel and Power, Part M Access, and a completely new chapter on Part P Electrical Safety. A host of smaller changes to the administration of the Regulations are also included.

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Author information

M J Billington (BSc, MRICS, Consultant and former Senior Lecturer in Building Control, De Montfort University, Leicester), K T Bright (MSc FRICS FBEng MCIOB NRAC, Consultant) and J R Waters (BSc, MPhil, PhD, MCIBSE, CEng, Honorary Research Fellow, Coventry University)

Review quote

'The cost of getting some detail wrong far outweighs the price of this book...For any builder, plumber or carpenter working in the UK I would say that this book is a must. Even if it the only book you own it is worth having.' Professional Builder 'This is, without doubt, a publication produced by experts who have achieved their aim of providing a wide-ranging and straightforward guidance document.' Building Engineer August 2007 'vastly enlightening' The RoSPA Occupational Safety & Health Journal

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"The Building Regulations: Explained and Illustrated" provides a detailed, authoritative and well illustrated guide to building control in England and Wales. This latest edition has been substantially revised to include revised chapters on Part A Structural Stability, Part C Materials, Part E Sound, Part F Ventilation, Part L Conservation of Fuel and Power, Part M Access, and a completely new chapter on Part P Electrical Safety. A host of smaller changes to the administration of the Regulations are also included.

Table of contents

I: Legal and Administrative. 1 Building control: an overview. 2 The Building Regulations and approved documents. 3 Local authority control. 4 Private certification. 5 Work under the supervision of a competent person. II: Technical. 6 Structural stability (Part A). 7 Fire (Part B). 8 Materials, workmanship, site preparation and moisture exclusion (Part C). 9 Toxic substances (Part D). 10 Sound insulation (Part E). 11 Ventilation (Part F). 12 Hygiene (Part G). 13 Drainage and waste disposal (Part H). 14 Combustion appliances and fuel storage systems (Part J). 15 Protection from falling, collision and impact (Part K). 16 Conservation of fuel and power (Part L). 17 Access to and use of buildings (Part M). 18 Glazing (Part N). 19 Electrical safety (Part P). III: Appendices. Local Acts of Parliament