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.
01 August 2010
| by BSRIA
The Department for Communities and Local Government has published a new Approved Document for Part J (Combustion appliances and fuel storage systems) of the Building Regulations, coming into effect on 1 October 2010.
Peter Barker, Senior Consultant at Chiltern International Fire, outlines the issues and offers practical advice on managing the fire risk in historic buildings.
We look at the requirements for the supply of wholesome water with reference to Part G of the Building Regulations: Sanitation, hot water safety and water efficiency.
The 2010 edition of Part L is going to require even greater efficiencies from lighting systems. BSRIA lighting specialist, Richard Forster, identifies the major changes.
Lewis 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.
01 November 2009
Significant issues are raised by the issue of the new BS 8300 and its conflict with Building Regulations (E&W) Approved Documents K and M.
Like all Approved Documents, following the guidance contained in ADB will result in a compliant solution, it is however not the only solution available for many building designs.
In this exclusive extract from NBS Shortcuts, written by noted industry figure Austin Williams, we introduce the correct connection of domestic gravity-fed wastewater drainage.
The IEE/BSI Requirements for electrical installations has been updated as BS 7671:2008 Requirements for electrical installations.
01 September 2007
We outline the confused transition – now at an end – from BSs to BS ENs for masonry units.
Access statements demonstrate how the legislative obligations placed upon developers, designers and service providers are met, or will be met.
Approved Document H, amended in 2002, covers both foul and rainwater drainage, waste water treatment systems and cesspools and solid waste storage.