2015 Building Regulation Update Resources
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We're currently focusing on the 2015 Building Regulation Updates for England, and on this page you should find all the resources you need to understand and implement the changes brought to the Regulations by the Housing Standards review. You can access the updated Approved Documents here
If you would like to book onto one of our popular Building Regulation Update courses - you can find upcoming course details here
The document below summarises all the key changes to Approved Documents in 2015. This document can be sent out as an e-bulletin to designers, builders and developers to keep them abreast of the regulatory and guidance amendments.
Articles relating to Building Regulation Updates:
This article explains the main issues driving the Housing Standards Review and the transitional provisions from a planning perspective:
This article discusses issues around the new Part Q (Security) from a building control perspective:
This PDF advises statutory changes to the building regulations, March 2015 including changes to approved inspector notices:
This document is an excerpt from DCLG Circular 27 March 2015 on changes to Approved Inspector notices, effective 1st October 2015:
A guide for planners:
This pdf presentation is aimed specifically at Planning and Development Management Officers to advise on the outcomes of the Housing Standards Review, and the technical standards Planning may invoke through ‘optional requirements’ of the Building Regulations. This essential reading will help to alleviate problems between Planning, Building Control and Developers by outlining the site-wide and dwelling-specific issues contained in the new regulations.