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Pages: 450 pages
Author (s): Ray Tricker and Samantha Alford
Date of Publication: 2018
About the authors
1 Background information
1.1 What is the Building Act 1984?
1.2 What does the Bui ding Act 1984 contain?
1.3 What are the Supplementary Regulations?
1.4 What are 'Approved Documents'? (Building Act 1984 Section 6)
1.5 How are buildings classified? (Building Act 1984 Section 34)
1.6 Who polices the Building Act?
1.7 How is building work evaluated for conformance with the Bui ding Regulations?
1.8 What are the duties of the Loca Authority?
1 .9 What are the powers of the Local Authority?
1.10 Who are Approved Inspectors?
1.1 1 What Notices and Certificates are required?
1.12 Can appea s be made against a Loca Authority's ruling?
1.13 Are there any exemptions from Building Regulations?
1.14 Can 1 apply for a relaxation in certain circumstances?
1.15 What is 'Type Approval'?
1.16 What causes some plans for building work to be rejected?
1.17 Must I comp ete the approved work in a certain time?
1.18 What happens if I contravene any of these requirements?
1.19 What about civil iabi i t ?
1.20 What is the 'Building Regu ations Advisory Committee'?
1.21 Does the Fire Authority have any say in Building Regulations?
1.22 Can I change a plan of work once it has been approved?
1.23 What about dangerous buildings?
1.24 What about defective but dings?
1.25 What are the rights of the owner or occupier of the premises?
2 Requirements for Planning Permission and Building Regulations approval
2.2 Aerials, sate its dishes and flagpoles
2.4 Biomass-fuelled appliances
2.5 Ceilings and fools
2.6 Central heating
2.7 Change of use
2.10 Converting an old but ding
2.11 Decoration and repairs inside and outside a building
2.13 Doors and windows
2.14 Drains and sewers
2.15 Electrical work in the home or garden
2.17 External wa s
2.19 Fences, gates and garden wal s
2.20 Flats and maisonettes
2.21 Flues, chimneys or so and vent pipes
2.22 Fuel tanks
2.23 Garages and carports
2.24 Hardstanding for a car, caravan or boat
2.25 Heat pumps
2.27 Home energy generation
2.28 Hydroe ectricity
2.29 Insta ling a swimming pool
2.30 Interns reals
2.32 Kitchens and bathrooms
2.33 Laying a patio, decking or a driveway
2.35 Loft conversions
2.36 Micro combined heat and power
2.37 New homes and self-build homes
2.39 Paving your front garden
2.44 Solar panels
2.45 Structural a terations - inside
2.48 Warehouses and industria buildings
2.49 Wind turbines
2.50 Working from home
3 The requirements of the Approved Documents
3.2 A - Structure
3.3 B - Fire safety - Vo ume 1: Dwelling houses and Volume 2: Buildings other than dwe ling houses
3.4 C - Site preparation and resistance to contaminants and moisture
3.5 D - Toxic substances
3.6 E - Resistance to the passage of sound
3.7 F - Ventilation
3.8 G - Sanitation, hot water safety and water efficiency
3.9 H - Drainage and waste disposal
3.10 J - Combustion appliances and fue storage systems
3.1 1 K -- Protection from fal i n , co ision and impact
3.12 L- Conservation of fuel and power
Volume 1: Dwellings and Volume 2: Buildings other than dwe lings
3.13 M - Access to and use of but dings - Volume 1:
Dwellings and Volume 2: Buildings other than dwellings
3.14 P - Electrical safety - Design and installation of electrical instant ations
3. 15 Q - Security Dwellings
3.16 R -In-building physical infrastructure
4 Meeting the requirements of the Building Regulations
4.4 Cellars and basements
4.9 Chimneys and fire aces
4.13 Access routes
4.14 Corridors and passageways
4.15 Sanitary accommodation, bathrooms and showers
4.16 Electrical safety
4.17 Combustion appliances
4.18 Hot water storage
4.19 Liquid fuel
4.20 Kitchens and utility rooms
4.21 Loft conversions
4.22 Extensions and additions to but dings
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