Table of contents for The building regulations : explained and illustrated / M.J. Billington, K.T. Bright, J.R. Waters.

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Contents
Preface to Thirteenth Edition xiii
Acknowledgements xvii
I Legal and Administrative
1 Building control: an overview 1.3
1.1 Introduction 1.3
1.2 The Building Act 1984 1.4
1.3 The linked powers 1.5
1.4 Building Regulations 1.6
1.5 Building Regulations ¿ exemptions 1.7
1.6 Dangerous structures, etc. 1.12
1.7 Other legislation 1.13
2 The Building Regulations and Approved Documents 2.1
2.1 Introduction 2.1
2.2 Division of the Regulations 2.1
2.3 Approved Documents 2.5
2.4 Defi nitions in the Regulations 2.8
2.5 Exempt buildings and work 2.14
2.6 Application of the regulations 2.16
2.7 Regulation requirements 2.21
2.8 Schedule 1 ¿ Technical requirements 2.21
2.9 Relaxation of regulation requirements 2.22
2.10 Type relaxations 2.24
2.11 Continuing requirements 2.24
2.12 Testing and sampling 2.24
2.13 Unauthorised building work 2.25
2.14 Contravening works 2.26
2.15 Determinations 2.27
3 Local authority control 3.1
3.1 Introduction 3.1
3.2 The local authority 3.1
3.3 Building notice procedure 3.2
3.4 Exemptions from the requirement to give a building notice or deposit full plans 3.4
3.5 Deposit of plans 3.4
3.6 Notice requirements 3.6
3.7 Completion Certifi cate 3.8
4 Private certifi cation 4.1
4.1 Introduction 4.1
4.2 Insurance requirements 4.2
4.3 The Warranty Link Rule 4.3
4.4 Approval of inspectors 4.6
4.5 Approved persons and self-certifi cation by competent persons 4.7
4.7 Self certifi cation schemes and the Approved Inspector 4.8
4.7 Independence of approved inspectors 4.8
4.8 Approval of public bodies 4.9
4.9 Private certifi cation procedure 4.10
4.10 Plans certifi cates 4.19
4.11 Final certifi cates 4.20
4.12 Public body¿s notices and certifi cates 4.20
4.13 Prescribed forms 4.21
5 Work under the supervision of a competent person 5.1
5.1 Background 5.1
5.2 Self-assessment 5.4
5.3 Non-notifi cation 5.11
II Technical
6 Structural stability (Part A) 6.3
6.1 Introduction 6.3
6.2 Loading 6.4
6.3 Ground movement 6.5
6.4 Guidance on structural design in buildings of all types 6.5
6.5 Structural requirements in existing buildings subject to change of use 6.7
6.6 Design of structural members in houses and other small buildings 6.7
6.7 Buttressing walls, piers and chimneys 6.30
6.8 External wall cladding 6.51
6.9 Replacement of roof coverings 6.57
6.10 Disproportionate collapse 6.59
7 Fire (Part B) 7.1
7.1 Introduction 7.1
7.2 Terminology 7.3
7.3 Purpose groups 7.11
7.4 Rules for measurement 7.14
7.5 Means of warning and escape in case of fi re 7.15
7.6 Means of escape ¿ links with other legislation 7.18
7.7 Interpretation of AD B1 7.20
7.8 General requirements for means of warning and escape 7.22
7.9 Rules for measurement 7.25
7.10 Fire alarm and fi re detection systems 7.28
7.11 Fire detection and alarm in buildings other than dwellings 7.32
7.12 Means of escape in dwellinghouses 7.35
7.13 Flats and maisonettes 7.44
7.14 Means of escape in fl ats and maisonettes 7.45
7.15 Means of escape from buildings other than dwellinghouses, fl ats
and maisonettes 7.59
7.16 General recommendations common to all buildings except
dwellinghouses 7.80
7.17 Alternative approach to the provision of means of escape in
selected premises 7.88
7.18 Internal fi re spread (linings) 7.91
7.19 Further requirements for ceilings 7.103
7.20 Internal fi re spread (structure) 7.104
7.21 Fire resistance and structural stability 7.104
7.22 Compartment walls and fl oors ¿ construction details 7.121
7.23 Concealed spaces 7.133
7.24 Pipes, ventilation ducts and fl ues 7.142
7.25 Variations to the provisions of Approved Document B3 7.147
7.26 External fi re spread 7.149
7.27 External walls 7.149
7.28 Special provisions relating to shopping complexes and buildings
used as car parks 7.174
7.29 Shopping complexes 7.176
7.30 Access and facilities for the fi re service 7.176
7.31 Firefi ghting and the use of insulating core panels for internal
structures 7.189
8 Materials, workmanship, site preparation and moisture exclusion (Part C) 8.1
8.1 Materials and workmanship 8.1
8.2 The infl uence of European standards 8.3
8.3 The Construction Products Directive (CPD) 8.4
8.4 Interpretative Documents 8.5
8.5 Site preparation and moisture exclusion 8.11
9 Toxic substances (Part D) 9.1
9.1 Introduction 9.1
9.2 Cavity insulation 9.1
10 Sound insulation (Part E) 10.1
10.1 Introduction 10.1
10.2 Performance requirements (Approved Document E Section 0:
Performance) 10.3
10.3 Pre-completion testing(Approved Document E Section 1:
Pre-completion testing) 10.8
10.4 Separating walls and their fl anking constructions ¿ new
buildings(Approved Document E, Section 2: Separating walls and
associated fl anking constructions for new buildings) 10.13
10.5 Separating fl oors and their fl anking constructions ¿ new
buildings(Approved Document E, Section 3: Separating fl oors and
associated fl anking constructions for new buildings) 10.35
10.6 Dwelling houses and fl ats formed by material change of use
(Approved Document E, Section 4: Dwelling-houses and fl ats
formed by material change of use) 10.53
10.7 Internal walls and fl oors for new buildings (Approved Document
E, Section 5: Internal walls and fl oors for new buildings) 10.61
10.8 Rooms for residential purposes (Approved Document E, Section 6:
Rooms for residential purposes) 10.66
10.9 Robust Details ¿ An Alternative to Pre-Completion Testing 10.69
10.10 Reverberation in common parts of buildings (Approved Document
E, Section 7: Reverberation in the common internal parts of
buildings containing fl ats or rooms for residential purposes) 10.73
10.11 School acoustics (Approved Document E, Section 8: Acoustic
conditions in schools) 10.79
10.12 Calculation of sound transmission indices (Approved Document
E, Annex E: Procedures for sound insulation testing) 10.80
10.13 The calculation of mass(Approved Document E, Annex A:
Method for calculating mass per unit area) 10.86
10.14 Explanation of important terms 10.89
11 Ventilation (Part F) 11.1
11.1 Introduction 11.1
11.2 Defi nition and interpretation of terms 11.1
11.3 General principles 11.4
11.4 Part F ¿ The requirement and its applicability 11.5
11.5 The ventilation of dwellings 11.6
11.6 The ventilation of buildings other than dwellings 11.21
11.7 Work on existing buildings 11.29
11.8 Performance based ventilation 11.31
11.9 Passive stack ventilation system design 11.33
11.10 Installation of fans in dwellings 11.34
11.11 Ingress of external pollution 11.34
12 Hygiene (Part G) 12.1
12.1 Introduction 12.1
12.2 Sanitary conveniences and washing facilities 12.1
12.3 Bathrooms 12.4
12.4 Hot water storage 12.4
13 Drainage and waste disposal (Part H) 13.1
13.1 Introduction 13.1
13.2 Repairs, alterations and discontinued use of drains and sewers 13.2
13.3 Sanitary pipework and drainage 13.4
13.4 Wastewater treatment systems and cesspools 13.39
13.5 Greywater and rainwater storage tanks 13.53
13.6 Rainwater drainage 13.53
13.7 Rainwater drainage below ground 13.62
13.8 Building over existing sewers 13.68
13.9 Separate systems of drainage 13.74
13.10 Solid waste storage 13.76
14 Combustion appliances and fuel storage systems (Part J) 1
14.1 Introduction 14.1
14.2 Interpretation 14.2
14.3 Rules for measurement 14.9
14.4 Checking the condition of combustion installations before use 14.10
14.5 Air supply 14.11
14.6 Discharge of products of combustion 14.22
14.7 Protection of building against fi re and heat 14.45
14.8 Repair and re-use of existing fl ues 14.61
14.9 Test methods 14.64
14.10 Provision of information 14.69
14.11 Alternative means of compliance 14.70
14.12 Protection of liquid fuel storage systems 14.71
14.13 Protection against pollution 14.77
15 Protection from falling, collision and impact (Part K) 15.1
15.1 Introduction 15.1
15.2 Stairways, ramps and ladders 15.1
15.3 Application 15.2
15.4 Interpretation 15.3
15.5 General recommendations for stairways and ramps 15.5
15.6 Stairway recommendations 15.6
15.7 Ramp recommendations 15.12
15.8 Guarding of stairways, ramps and landings 15.12
15.9 Access to maintenance areas 15.13
15.10 Alternative approach to stairway design 15.15
15.11 Protection from falling 15.16
15.12 Vehicle barriers and loading bays 15.17
15.13 Protection from collision with open windows, skylights or
ventilators 15.18
15.14 Safe use of doors 15.21
16 Conservation of fuel and power (Part L) 16.1
16.1 Introduction 16.1
16.2 Defi nition and interpretation of terms 16.2
16.3 Additions to the Regulations with particular relevance to Part L 16.7
16.4 Part L ¿ Exemptions from Part L 16.9
16.5 Part L ¿ The requirement and general applicability 16.12
16.6 Part L1A ¿ Conservation of fuel and power in new dwellings 16.14
16.7 Part L1B ¿ Conservation of fuel and power in existing dwellings 16.29
16.8 Part L2A ¿ Conservation of fuel and power in new buildings other
than dwellings 16.37
16.9 Part L2B ¿ Conservation of fuel and power in existing buildings
other than dwellings 16.56
16.10 U-values 16.69
16.11 Checklists 16.98
16.12 References 16.99
17 Access to and use of buildings (Part M) 17.1
17.1 Introduction 17.1
17.2 Interpretation 17.4
17.3 Application 17.5
17.4 Buildings other than dwellings 17.6
17.5 Means of access 17.7
17.6 Access to the building 17.13
17.8 Vertical means of access 17.20
17.9 Facilities in buildings other than dwellings 17.24
17.10 Sanitary accommodation in buildings other than dwellings 17.28
17.11 Means of escape in case of fi re 17.33
17.12 Access and facilities in dwellings 17.33
17.13 In conclusion 17.42
18 Glazing (Part N) 18.1
18.1 Introduction 18.1
18.2 Application 18.1
18.3 Protection against impact 18.1
18.4 Manifestation of glazing 18.5
18.5 Safe use of windows, skylights and ventilators 18.6
18.6 Safe access for cleaning glazed surfaces 18.6
18.7 Further references to glazing 18.9
19 Electrical safety (Part P) 19.1
Introduction 19.1
19.2 Design and installation 19.2
19.3 Application 19.2
19.4 Performance 19.12
19.5 Interpretation 19.13
19.5 Guidance on design, installation, inspection and testing 19.13
19.7 Work on existing electrical installations 19.20
19.8 Electrical installation diagrams 19.27
19.9 Further guidance on electrical installations 19.29
III Appendix
Local Acts of Parliament A.3
Index

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Building laws -- England.