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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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17 July 2011 | by

This programme looks at the roles and responsibilities of Approved Inspectors, how they differ from Building Control Officers, and the relative benefits of each.

16 July 2011 | by

In this programme the changes in Approved Document B relating to fire safety design in residential and non residential buildings are examined.

17 June 2011 | by

The Building Regulations Approved Document G: ‘Sanitation, hot water safety and water efficiency’ came into force in April 2010. Together with the Code for Sustainable Homes, it ensures a reduction in water use, sets standards for water quality and promotes the safety of hot water systems.

17 June 2011 | by

The Building Regulations Approved Document L: ‘Conservation of fuel and power’ has been amended. From October 2010, work to existing stock, new build, domestic and non-domestic buildings have to significantly improve their energy efficiency standards and reduce their carbon footprint.

01 April 2011 | by

There's much to be gained from reducing risk and improving process and product. We assess the role standards can play in achieving this objective.

01 August 2010 | by

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.

01 June 2010 | by

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

01 June 2010 | by

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.

01 March 2010 | by

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.

01 March 2010 | by

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 | by

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.

01 April 2009 | by

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.

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