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These articles are selected from a library of specially-written technical articles by experts in their fields, covering issues around the building regulations. They are authored by NBS for www.theNBS.com.

Articles

Approved Documents 2013 - by Huw M A Evans, Technical author and trainer

2013 sees several sets of changes to the Building Regulations in England1. The first set, coming into force on 6 April, is intended to reduce the burden of regulation on the construction industry, and includes changes to Parts B, K, M and P. A further change takes place on 1 July 2013 when the European Construction Products Regulations 2011 come into force and the guidance to Regulation 7 will be aligned with them. This article addresses the April and July changes.

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'The Building Regs Explained' seminar series

NBS, the official publishers of the Approved Documents, is hosting a series of half-day seminars to explain the forthcoming changes to the Building Regulations. From as little as £79 each, they will offer the opportunity to understand the differences between the new regulations and current practices, and provide a rare opportunity to question a range of experts from across the industry. It will explain what you need to do now – and what you don't need to do – in order to comply.

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Approved Document G and the Water Calculator

In this exclusive extract from NBS Shortcuts, written by noted industry figure Austin Williams, we introduce the increased requirement for water efficiency.

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Changes to the Building Regulations will reduce emissions and bills

Housing and Planning Minister John Healey has announced changes to the Building Regulations to make homes, shops and offices warmer and cheaper to run and take Britain a step closer to meeting its low carbon commitments.

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Fire safety and heritage buildings

Peter Barker, Senior Consultant at Chiltern International Fire, outlines the issues and offers practical advice on managing the fire risk in historic buildings.

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Party walls – the heat is on

Lewis TaylorLewis Taylor of TRADA Technology's Building Performance Division comments on pending changes to Approved Document L, where the thermal performance of party walls will be considered for the first time.

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17th Edition Wiring regulations

The IEE/BSI Requirements for electrical installations has been updated as BS 7671:2008 Requirements for electrical installations. IEE wiring regulations. 17th Edition. This creates a new revised edition of the wiring regulations, which came into effect on 1 July 2008. This article looks briefly at the changes incorporated into the new edition.

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Approved Document A and the Eurocodes

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Approved Documents A and C 2013 – a matter of standards

by Huw Evans
Technical author and trainer

Introduction

New Approved Documents to Parts A and C of the Building Regulations 2010 came into use in England on 1 October 2013. The main purpose of the revisions has been to update references to design standards and to take account of recent work on radon risk. There have been no changes to Parts A and C (The Requirements) themselves.

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Approved Document G and the Water Calculator

In this exclusive extract from NBS Shortcuts, written by noted industry figure Austin Williams, we introduce the increased requirement for water efficiency.

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Building Regulations Approved Documents 2013: summary of changes

by Michael Smith
NBS Information Specialist

In the Approved Documents (AD) for building in England, there are only three new editions; however, the others all include substantial revisions and corrections. ADs K, P and AD7 are new editions, while ADs A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, J, L and M have been revised. The documents all now have a new look and changed writing style, including single column layout.

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