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Vol 23 No 1 Jan/Feb 2018

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The Building Regulations Explained: 1998 Revision 6th ed

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ISBN13: 9780419234302
ISBN: 0419234306
Published: April 1999
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Format: Hardback
Price: Out of print

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This fully revised reference takes into account all important aspects of building control, including new legislation up to Spring 2000 including important revisions to parts B, K, M and N. Each chapter explains the appropriate regulation and any other relevant legislation, before explaining the approved document. Publication lists and relevant sources of information are also included, together with annexes devoted to legislation relevant to the construction industry, determinations made by the Secretary and sample check lists. This book will be of wide appeal to architects, planners, surveyors, builders, designers, building control professionals including new non-NHBC approved inspectors, regulators and students.

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Forwards. List of Abbreviations. The Development of Building Control. Public Health Act 1875; Public Health Act 1936; Public Health Act 1961; Health and Safety at Work, etc., Act 1974; Building (Prescribed Fees) Regulations 1980; Local Government (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1982; Housing and Building Control Act 1984; Building Act 1984; Building Regulation Matters; classification of buildings; additions and alterations. Control of building work. Interpretation; erection of a building; meaning of building work; requirements relating to building work; material change of use; appraisal; materials and workmanship; limitations on requirements; tests for conformity to building regulations; breach of regulations; removal of offending work; independent reports; civil liability; appeals; power to enter premises; building control; timing; fees; approved inspectors; penalties; relevant reading. Application of building regulations to Inner London. Application; consequential modifications of enactments; division walls; dangerous structure fees; miscellaneous provisions; extending powers. Relaxation of building regulations. Application for relaxation; application to be advertised; appeal against refusal; approved inspectors; type relaxation; timing. Exempt buildings and works. Exemptions; the Crown; exempt buildings and work. Notices and plans. Approval of persons to give certificates; termination of approval of approved persons; lists of approvals and designations; building over sewers; use of short-lived materials; use of materials unsuitable for permanent building; provision of drainage: drainage of buildings in combination; provision of exits; facilities for removal of refuse; provision of water supply; proposed departure from plans; lapse of deposit of plans; new procedures; giving a building notice; full plans; Certificates relating to deposited plans; passing plans; unauthorized building work; notices concerning stages of work; energy rating; national type approvals; negligence; role of the ombudsman; relevant reading. Approved inspectors. Removal from list of approved inspectors; consultations; fees; delegation; functions of approved inspectors; initial notices; transfer to another approved inspector; plans certificates; forms of plans certificates; combined plans certificate and initial notice; effect of plans certificate; final certificate; local authority records; appeals; regulations not applicable; summary. Work undertaken by public bodies. Public body's notice; effect of public body's notice; public body's plans certificates; public body's final certificate; public body's notice no longer in force; regulations not applicable. Materials and workmanship (Approved document to support Regulation 7). Definition; range of application; continuing control; Section One: materials; short-lived materials; resistance to moisture; resistance to subsoil; high alumina cem