Standards and Regulations

Ensure your projects meet the relevant standards and regulations and stay-up-to-date with the latest changes and their effects. Tap into specialist insight and analysis on standards and regulations from NBS.


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Updates to Approved Documents from October will see the introduction of some ‘optional’ levels of performance, regional variations, and some requirements dictated by Local Planning Authorities.

28 January 2016 | by

Time is running out to tell us what you think about the usability of the Buildings Regulations Approved Documents (Parts B and M). Survey closes 4 March 2016.

01 April 2015 | by

A raft of changes have been made to the England regulations and their Approved Documents (ADs) as of March 2015. Here we summarise the key changes.

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23 May 2016 | by

We explore fire extinguishers and similar firefighting equipment. How fire extinguishers are colour coded and what kinds of fires different types of extinguisher can be used on.

18 April 2016 | by

This article explores the defining characteristics of the Passivhaus standard for eco-friendly dwellings.

29 March 2016 | by

A round-up of the gas safety regulations and guidance for those involved in residential development.

14 March 2016 | by

We take a look at some key documentation that will prove invaluable when planning the fire safety strategy of your next project.

04 February 2016 | by

Large companies in England and Wales can now expect fines of up to £10m for the most serious breaches of health and safety law under new sentencing rules that have come into effect this month.

28 January 2016 | by

Time is running out to tell us what you think about the usability of the Buildings Regulations Approved Documents (Parts B and M). Survey closes 4 March 2016.

25 January 2016 | by

Today marks a new chapter in the life of theNBS.com as we launch a new site that puts the foundations in place for us to provide you with a better service.

05 November 2015 | by

Domestic consumer units must meet the requirements of the IET Wiring Regulations Seventeenth Edition Amendment 3 with effect from 1 January 2016.

20 August 2015 | by

Updates to Approved Documents from October will see the introduction of some ‘optional’ levels of performance, regional variations, and some requirements dictated by Local Planning Authorities.