The links on the left contain further information on the Technical Guidance topics below:-
l Approved Documents
The Building Regulations are supported by Approved Documents which indicate how compliance with the Regulations can be achieved.
l Accredited Construction Details for Part L
Accredited Construction Details (ACD’s) have been developed to assist the construction industry achieve the performance standards required to demonstrate compliance with the energy efficiency requirements (Part L) of the Building Regulations.
l Application of Part L to Conservatories attached to existing dwellings – A Best Practice note for LABC surveyors and a Home Improvements guide for homeowners
This best practice note is intended to provide guidance that will promote a consistent approach to defining what a conservatory is, for the purposes of being considered exempt from the need to make a Building Regulations application.
l Changes to Approved Document Part G & CPS Amendments
The Statutory Instrument makes changes to the Building Regulations Competent Persons Schemes (CPSs) and minor technical amendments to Part G of the Building Regulations. Part G 2010 and CPS amendments will take effect on 6 April 2010
l Colour and Contrast - Guide to help compliance with Approved Document M
This guide is intended to assist in understanding the difficulties sometimes presented to visually impaired people, therefore promoting a better understanding of the requirements of the regulations.
l Guide to Vertical Circulation in Non Domestic Buildings
The guidance in this document is intended to help achieve more consistency in making a decision as to when it would be reasonable to accept lesser provision than a full passenger lift.
l Resistance to the Passage of Sound - Part E - Acoustic Testing Requirements
This guidance note is designed to advise on proper implementation of pre-completion testing (PCT) or use of robust details as a method of demonstrating compliance.
l Resistance to the Passage of Sound - Part E - Guidance on Workmanship for Better Acoustic Performance
This booklet gives practical guidance to housebuilders on how to avoid the 'top ten' faults which can affect the sound insulation of party walls, party floors and their flanking constructions.
l Retrofitting Solar Panels – A Best Practice note for LABC surveyors
This best practice note is intended to provide guidance as to the effect of retro-fit installation of panels on existing domestic-scale roof structures and how this affects compliance with the functional requirement A1 of Schedule 1 to the Building Regulations 2010.
l Septic Tank Drainage Field Design
Drainage Fields and Drainage Mounds (extract from Approved Document H (2002 edition) – Drainage and Waste Disposal).
l Soakaway Design
This Digest describes design and construction procedures, explains how to calculate rainfall design values and soil infiltration rates, and gives design examples.