The Building Regulations

The Building Regulations : Explained and Illustrated

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Since publication of the first edition in 1976, The Building Regulations: Explained and Illustrated has provided a detailed, authoritative, highly illustrated and accessible guide to the regulations that must be adhered to when constructing, altering or extending a building in England and Wales. This latest edition has been fully revised throughout. Much of the content has been completely rewritten to cover the substantial changes to the Regulations since publication of the 13th edition, to ensure it continues to provide the detailed guidance needed by all those concerned with building work, including architects, building control officers, Approved Inspectors, Competent Persons, building surveyors, engineers, contractors and students in the relevant more

Product details

  • Paperback | 1016 pages
  • 170 x 244 x 84mm | 2,056g
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
  • Wiley-Blackwell (an imprint of John Wiley & Sons Ltd)
  • Chicester, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Revised
  • 14th Revised edition
  • 1405195029
  • 9781405195027

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. Indexshow more

About Michael J. Billington

Michael Billington is a chartered building surveyor who has worked on various editions of the book since 1986. He is Managing Director of Construction Auditing Services Ltd, a company that specialises in latent defects insurance technical auditing, and Managing Director of Certass Ltd, a Building Regulations Competent Person Scheme for replacement windows and doors. Stephen Barnshaw is Head of Technical Services for jhai limited. He is a Chartered Surveyor with over 20 years of industry experience. He has delivered Building Control Services in a range of both public and private sector management positions and has provided lead surveyor services on a wide range of buildings and framework agreements with blue chip clients. Keith Bright is a registered access consultant and Emeritus Professor of Inclusive Environments at the University of Reading. Prior to his retirement in 2015, Keith held several government and advisory roles including as a member of the Building Regulations Advisory Committee for England (BRAC) and as a Design Advocate for the Design Commission for Wales. Andrew Crooks is Director of Technical & Corporate Affairs for jhai limited. A Chartered Surveyor, Chartered Building and Fire Engineer, he has 25 years of industry experience delivering services on a wide range of buildings and frameworks. He is an RICS and CABE professional membership Chairman and Assessor and a member of the CICAIR ltd Committees relating to the regulation of Approved more