Building regulations

Building Regulations
Building Regulations
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Building regulations are statutory instruments designed to protect people’s safety, health, and welfare. They also set minimum standards for accessibility, water and energy usage, and security.
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What does the Future Homes Hub mean for the construction sector?
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The new plan from Future Homes Hub sets out the construction sector's path to whole-life carbon assessments The Future Homes Hub has published an Embodied and Whole Life Carbon Implementation Plan for 2023-25. This plan follows the publication of the Government’s Net-Zero Strategy in 2021, which set out ambitions for...
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Consultation alert: Transition away from BS 476 in Approved Document B
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The Government is proposing in their next update to Approved Document B to remove remaining references to all aspects of the BS 476 series – the national classification standard for reaction to fire and fire resistance in Approved Document B. Timber Development UK (TDUK) is concerned that a 12-month transition...
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The Building Safety Act
The Building Safety Act: what do you need to know?
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After months of debate and amendments, the Building Safety Bill finally received Royal Assent on 28 April 2022. It is intended to “create lasting generational change” to the way residential buildings are constructed and maintained in the UK following the 2017 Grenfell Tower disaster, while protecting the rights of leaseholders....
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National Structural Timber Specification for Building Construction
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Timber design and specification need no longer demand such a ‘special’ approach. Yet timber is a uniquely renewable product and its properties and characteristics require understanding and respect in order to meet clients’ aspirations.
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structural timber law
Use of structural timber permitted in buildings up to 18 metres
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Update to Approved Document B: Structural timber has been officially permitted for use in the external walls of all buildings up to 18 metres.
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