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Guide to Building Control: For Domestic Buildings

Author/EditorGwynne A (Author)
ISBN: 9780470657539
Pub Date12/04/2013
BindingPaperback
Pages328
Dimensions (mm)242(h) * 189(w) * 24(d)
Geared to construction industry professionals, who need to meet the practical requirements of the Building Regs, Guide to Building Control presents all the information contained in the Building Regulations 2010 and Approved Documents in a clear, concise, and fully illustrated format.
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To clarify the practical requirements of the Building Regs and help you meet their requirements first go, all the information contained in the building regulations 2010 and approved documents is presented here in an easy-to-understand format, clear, concise and fully illustrated. Guidance is given for domestic buildings of up to three storeys in England and Wales, including extensions, loft conversions, new dwellings, conversions (garages, basements and barns), and upgrading of existing buildings - including the use of natural lime mortars, plasters renders and paints. There are clear explanations of how the technical design and construction requirements of the Building Regs can be met with sufficient information to draw up an effective specification and design to be developed.
Guide to Building Control illustrates the design and construction of the various building elements and explains the principles and processes of the building regulations and approved documents - including structure, fire safety, contaminates, sound insulation, ventilation, water efficiency, drainage systems, combustion appliances, stairs and guarding, energy conservation/green building issues, disabled access, safety glazing, electrical safety, materials and workmanship. The Guide contains up-to-date examples of everyday practices and procedures gained by the author - a practicing building control surveyor - from years of responding to requests from property professionals, builders, property owners and students for clarification of the practical requirements of the building regulations. Accompanied by detailed diagrams, tables and text offering an enlightened understanding of the complexities of building regulations the Guide is both an authoritative reference for use at planning stage and a practical handbook on site.
Students and professionals will find it an essential, easy-to-use resource for building control surveyors, building designers, building contractors, self-build, and others working in the construction industry.

To clarify the practical requirements of the Building Regs and help you meet their requirements first go, all the information contained in the building regulations 2010 and approved documents is presented here in an easy-to-understand format, clear, concise and fully illustrated. Guidance is given for domestic buildings of up to three storeys in England and Wales, including extensions, loft conversions, new dwellings, conversions (garages, basements and barns), and upgrading of existing buildings - including the use of natural lime mortars, plasters renders and paints. There are clear explanations of how the technical design and construction requirements of the Building Regs can be met with sufficient information to draw up an effective specification and design to be developed.
Guide to Building Control illustrates the design and construction of the various building elements and explains the principles and processes of the building regulations and approved documents - including structure, fire safety, contaminates, sound insulation, ventilation, water efficiency, drainage systems, combustion appliances, stairs and guarding, energy conservation/green building issues, disabled access, safety glazing, electrical safety, materials and workmanship. The Guide contains up-to-date examples of everyday practices and procedures gained by the author - a practicing building control surveyor - from years of responding to requests from property professionals, builders, property owners and students for clarification of the practical requirements of the building regulations. Accompanied by detailed diagrams, tables and text offering an enlightened understanding of the complexities of building regulations the Guide is both an authoritative reference for use at planning stage and a practical handbook on site.
Students and professionals will find it an essential, easy-to-use resource for building control surveyors, building designers, building contractors, self-build, and others working in the construction industry.

Tony Gwynne, a Building Control Surveyor, working for a District Council; 20 years experience at a senior level in local authority building control.

About the Author xi Acknowledgements xiii Notes to the Reader xv Expected Changes to the Building Regulations to Come into Force in 2013 xvii Section 1 General information 1.1 Introduction 1.3 The Building Act 1984 and the Building Regulations 2010 1.3 Approved Documents 1.4 Other ways of satisfying the Building Regulations requirements 1.5 Technical and condensation risks 1.5 Timber-sizing tables independently calculated by GEOMEX for solid timber members 1.6 Engaging a property professional 1.6 Obtaining Building Regulations approval 1.7 Notices of stages of works 1.9 Exempt buildings and work 1.9 Preliminary works 1.11 Matters related to the Building Regulations 1.14 The Party Wall Act 1996 1.15 Rights of Light 1.17 Section 2 Domestic extensions 2.1 Part A: Structure 2.9 A1: Sub-structure 2.9 Foundations 2.9 Ground floors and sub-structure walls 2.18 A2: Superstructure 2.28 Minimum headroom heights 2.28 External walls 2.28 External cavity wall construction 2.35 Lateral restraint strapping of upper floors to walls 2.49 Lateral restraint strapping of roofs to walls 2.51 Lateral restraint strapping of walls at ceiling level 2.52 A3: Separating walls and floors 2.53 Masonry party walls separating dwellings 2.53 Double-leaf timber-frame party walls separating dwellings 2.54 A4: Internal partitions 2.56 A5: Intermediate upper floor(s) 2.56 Floor joists 2.56 Trimming and trimmer joists 2.58 A6: Pitched roofs 2.60 Pitched roof coverings 2.61 Pitched roof structure 2.62 A7: Flat-roof construction 2.70 Option 1: Flat roof with cold deck 2.70 Option 2: Flat roof with warm deck 2.72 Option 3: Flat roof with inverted warm deck (insulation on top of waterproof coverings) 2.74 Option 4: Flat roof with green roof on warm deck (either intensive or extensive) 2.74 The design, workmanship and selection of materials for flat roofs 2.75 A8: Mortars, renders and gypsum plasters 2.75 Cement mortars and renders 2.75 Gypsum plasters 2.77 Part B: Fire safety and means of escape 2.78 Fire detection and fi re alarm systems 2.78 Means of escape 2.79 Surface spread of flame: internal wall and ceiling linings including roof lights 2.89 Part C: Site preparation and resistance to contaminants and moisture 2.92 C1: Resistance to contaminants 2.92 Radon gas 2.93 Methane and other ground gas protection 2.96 C2: Resistance to moisture 2.96 Part D: Cavity wall filling with insulation 2.98 Part E: Resistance to the passage of sound 2.98 Part F: Ventilation 2.99 Purge (natural) ventilation 2.99 Mechanical extract ventilation and fresh air inlets for rooms without purge ventilation 2.99 Background ventilation 2.100 Intermittent mechanical extract ventilation 2.100 Part G: Sanitation, hot-water safety and water efficiency 2.100 Wholesome hot and cold water supply 2.100 Solar water heating 2.102 Electrical water heating 2.102 Insulation of pipework to prevent freezing 2.102 Supply (Water Fittings) Regulations 1999 2.103 Part H: Drainage and waste disposal 2.103 H1: Foul- and storm-water drainage 2.103 H2: Septic tanks, sewage treatment systems and cesspools 2.113 Septic tanks 2.113 Sewage treatment systems 2.114 Percolation tests 2.116 Cesspools 2.118 H3: Rainwater drainage and harvesting 2.119 H4: Building over or close to, and connections to, public sewers 2.122 Building over or close to a public sewer 2.122 Connections to public sewers 2.123 H5: Separate systems of drainage 2.124 H6: Solid waste storage 2.124 Part J: Combustion appliances and fuel storage systems 2.124 Solid fuel appliances up to 50 kW rated output 2.125 Appliances other than solid fuel 2.133 Fuel storage tanks 2.134 Ren

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