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Vol 22 No 12 Dec 17/Jan 18

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A History of Building Control in England and Wales 1840-1990

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ISBN13: 9780854066728
ISBN: 0854066721
Published: February 2000
Publisher: RICS Books
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Paperback
Price: Out of print

Investigates the origins of building control in England and Wales, tracing the evolution of the system through various Acts of Parliament, regulations and bye-laws.

This book also looks at social and political issues which influenced the development of building control.

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The building regulation bill (1841-1842); antecedents and failures; local improvements acts and the health of towns; the local government act 1858 and building bye-laws; the growth of the building bye-law system; bye-laws and the anti-bye-law lobby; committees, commissions and circulars; the professional approach; towards a building act; a new beginning; appendixes precising milestone building acts