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Guidance Notes

Architects, Designers, Householders and Builders may find these guidance notes useful when considering Building Regulation submissions.  They provide simple to follow advice on common issues relating to the current Building Regulations.  Further clarification can be sought from the Approved Documents or by contacting the Building Control section.

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Adobe PDF format - download the viewerA Guide to Extending Your Home in PDF format4597 Kb10 mins 57 secs @ 56k, 19 secs @ 2mb
Adobe PDF format - download the viewerPart A - Disproportinate Collapse in PDF format587 Kb1 min 24 secs @ 56k, 2 secs @ 2mb
Adobe PDF format - download the viewerPart A - BCA Technical Guidance Note 22 - Assessment of proposed robustness measures following the ‘Alternative approach’ given in Approved Document A Section 5 paragraph 5.4 in PDF format330 Kb47 secs @ 56k, 1 sec @ 2mb
Adobe PDF format - download the viewerPart A- Householder guide to reroofing conservatories and porches in PDF format812 Kb1 min 56 secs @ 56k, 3 secs @ 2mb
Adobe PDF format - download the viewerPart A - LABC’s guidance on solid roofs to conservatories or porches attached to dwellings in PDF format1296 Kb3 mins 5 secs @ 56k, 5 secs @ 2mb
Adobe PDF format - download the viewerPart A - Guide to retrofitting solar panels in PDF format163 Kb23 secs @ 56k, 1 sec @ 2mb
Adobe PDF format - download the viewerPart A- Householder guide to reroofing conservatories and porches in PDF format812 Kb1 min 56 secs @ 56k, 3 secs @ 2mb
Adobe PDF format - download the viewerPart B - Protected Entrance Halls in PDF format177 Kb25 secs @ 56k, 1 sec @ 2mb
Adobe PDF format - download the viewerPart B - Smoke Shaft Termination at Roof Level in PDF format154 Kb22 secs @ 56k, 1 sec @ 2mb
Adobe PDF format - download the viewerPart B - Fire Doors in Dwellings in PDF format307 Kb44 secs @ 56k, 1 sec @ 2mb
Adobe PDF format - download the viewerPart B - Use of Combustible Cladding Materials on Residential Buildings in PDF format207 Kb30 secs @ 56k, 1 sec @ 2mb
Adobe PDF format - download the viewerPart B - Use of Timber Stairs in Residential Buildings Exceeding Three Storeys in PDF format289 Kb41 secs @ 56k, 1 sec @ 2mb
Adobe PDF format - download the viewerPart B - Means of Escape from Enclosed Private Balconies to Flats in PDF format161 Kb23 secs @ 56k, 1 sec @ 2mb
Adobe PDF format - download the viewerPart B - Guidance on loft conversions in two-storey houses in PDF format4096 Kb9 mins 45 secs @ 56k, 17 secs @ 2mb
Adobe PDF format - download the viewerPart B - Guide to the use of polyurethane foam in fire-resisting applications in PDF format1275 Kb3 mins 2 secs @ 56k, 5 secs @ 2mb
Adobe PDF format - download the viewerPart B - Guide to the safe installation of downlighters in dwellings in PDF format272 Kb39 secs @ 56k, 1 sec @ 2mb
Adobe PDF format - download the viewerPart B - Guide to the use of fire engineered designs in building projects in PDF format107 Kb15 secs @ 56k, 0 secs @ 2mb
Adobe PDF format - download the viewerPart B - Guide to means of escape from existing dwellings with four or more storeys in PDF format240 Kb34 secs @ 56k, 1 sec @ 2mb
Adobe PDF format - download the viewerPart B - Guide to thatched buildings (The ‘Dorset Model’) new properties and extensions in PDF format261 Kb37 secs @ 56k, 1 sec @ 2mb
Adobe PDF format - download the viewerPart B - Fire detailing for non-combustible masonry structures in PDF format6594 Kb15 mins 42 secs @ 56k, 27 secs @ 2mb
Adobe PDF format - download the viewerPart B - Building Regulations and Fire Safety Procedural Guidance in PDF format857 Kb2 mins 2 secs @ 56k, 4 secs @ 2mb
Adobe PDF format - download the viewerPart C - Guidance on the design and construction of basements in PDF format126 Kb18 secs @ 56k, 1 sec @ 2mb
Adobe PDF format - download the viewerPart F - Evidence of Mechanical Flow Rate Testing—Testing of Fixed Fans in PDF format309 Kb44 secs @ 56k, 1 sec @ 2mb
Adobe PDF format - download the viewerPart F - Ensuring adequate ventilation to naturally-ventilated dwellings with high levels of as-built air permeability in PDF format200 Kb29 secs @ 56k, 1 sec @ 2mb
Adobe PDF format - download the viewerPart H - Interim Guidance on the transfer of sewers to water companies under The Flood and Water Management Act in PDF format154 Kb22 secs @ 56k, 1 sec @ 2mb
Adobe PDF format - download the viewerPart H - Guidance on sizing of Package Sewage Treatment Plants in PDF format162 Kb23 secs @ 56k, 1 sec @ 2mb
Adobe PDF format - download the viewerPart J - Installation of boiler flues and ventilation perforations in external timber framed walls and other such structures. in PDF format277 Kb40 secs @ 56k, 1 sec @ 2mb
Adobe PDF format - download the viewerPart J - How to test the safety and efficiency of flues and chimneys in PDF format225 Kb32 secs @ 56k, 1 sec @ 2mb
Adobe PDF format - download the viewerPart J - Guide to installing solid fuel stoves in PDF format451 Kb1 min 4 secs @ 56k, 2 secs @ 2mb
Adobe PDF format - download the viewerPart K - Guarding to window openings with low cill heights in PDF format249 Kb36 secs @ 56k, 1 sec @ 2mb
Adobe PDF format - download the viewerPart K - Guide to safe guarding systems to balconies and open walkways in residential buildings in PDF format233 Kb33 secs @ 56k, 1 sec @ 2mb
Adobe PDF format - download the viewerPart L - Air Tightness Testing in PDF format114 Kb16 secs @ 56k, 0 secs @ 2mb
Adobe PDF format - download the viewerPart L - Use of multi-foil insulation products and compliance with Regulation 7 and Building Regulation Requirement L1 in PDF format159 Kb23 secs @ 56k, 1 sec @ 2mb
Adobe PDF format - download the viewerPart L Cavity Separating Wall Guidance for Part L 2010 in PDF format125 Kb18 secs @ 56k, 1 sec @ 2mb
Adobe PDF format - download the viewerPart L - Domestic Building Services Compliance Guide in PDF format627 Kb1 min 30 secs @ 56k, 3 secs @ 2mb
Adobe PDF format - download the viewerPart L - Guidance on application of Part L to conservatories attached to existing dwellings in PDF format123 Kb18 secs @ 56k, 1 sec @ 2mb
Adobe PDF format - download the viewerPart L - Energy conservation in historic and traditional buildings in PDF format115 Kb16 secs @ 56k, 0 secs @ 2mb
Adobe PDF format - download the viewerPart L - Non-Domestic Building Services Compliance Guide in PDF format561 Kb1 min 20 secs @ 56k, 2 secs @ 2mb
Adobe PDF format - download the viewerPart L - An illustrated guide to building energy efficient homes in PDF format2952 Kb7 mins 2 secs @ 56k, 12 secs @ 2mb
Adobe PDF format - download the viewerPart L - An introductory guide to SAP for new homes in PDF format2646 Kb6 mins 18 secs @ 56k, 11 secs @ 2mb
Adobe PDF format - download the viewerPart L - An illustrated guide to building services in new homes in PDF format13759 Kb32 mins 46 secs @ 56k, 56 secs @ 2mb
Adobe PDF format - download the viewerPart M - The Housing Standards Review explained in PDF format474 Kb1 min 8 secs @ 56k, 2 secs @ 2mb

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