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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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31 July 2017 | by
Last amended on 14 August 2017

Uniclass 2015 is a dynamic classification for the construction industry. Our latest update features  new codes and minor amends to existing codes across six classification tables with some major additions to the Activities table.

29 March 2016 | by

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

20 October 2016 | by

Introducing BS 8536-2: 2016. A new addition to the BIM Level 2 suite of documents gives recommendations for briefing for design and construction in relation to energy, telecommunication, transport, water and other utilities’ infrastructure to ensure that design takes into account the expected performance of the asset in use over its planned operational life.

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01 March 2014 | by

An update on the status of references to Eurocodes in NBS.

01 March 2014 | by

This article reviews the recent and forthcoming 2014 updates to Building Regulations across England, Wales and Northern Ireland.

01 March 2014 | by

We explore a number of technical changes and new requirements following the latest revisions to the Scottish Building Standards and Technical Handbooks, which came into force in October 2013.

01 September 2013 | by

Huw Evans explores the manin changes in the 2013 edition of Approved Document M.

27 March 2013 | by

The revised versions of Approved Document K and P come into force in April 2013. These documents have been rewritten, simplified and remodelled to Plain English standards and incorporate several new items. This programme will explain the changes and examine several of the new diagrams and explain slight shifts in technical guidance. It will also clarify the intentions behind the changes. We will look at some common misconceptions and failures in compliance with regard to these two Approved Documents.

03 January 2013 | by

Building regulation powers were devolved to Wales on 31 December 2011. We explore the impact on Building regulations powers.

01 January 2013 | by

2013 sees several sets of changes to the Building Regulations in England. Here, Huw M A Evans takes a look at the impacts.

01 January 2013 | by

Three new editions of the Approved Documents (AD) for building in England have been released. ADs K and P will take effect on 6 April 2013, with AD 7 coming into force on 1 July 2013.

01 January 2012 | by

Tom Gregory, head of Energy Services, Chiltern Dynamics, answers frequently asked questions about air tightness testing as required under Approved Document L.

01 January 2012 | by

Tom Gregory, head of Chiltern Dynamics' Energy Services Department, answers the most frequently asked questions about sound insulation testing as required under Approved Document E.

07 October 2011 | by

This programme takes a look at the key concepts from the 17th edition of the IEE Wiring Regulations.

07 October 2011 | by

This programme investigates the anticipated new Approved Document G on Sanitation, hot water efficiency and water efficiency, as well as the Water Efficiency Calculator, both of which are devised to monitor the amount of water used in a typical dwelling house.

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