Keeping upto speed with the latest Building Regulations

By: Construction Study Centre  25/08/2011
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Keeping up to speed with the latest Building Regulations(1941 / 2003)

20 September 2011        London

5 October 2011              Birmingham

20 October 2011            Manchester

2 November 2011          Bristol

15 November 2011         Leeds

6 December 2011          London

8 February 2012             London

16 February 2012           Birmingham

1 March 2012                Manchester

13 March 2012               Bristol

28 March 2012               Leeds  

17 April 2012                 London


Course background

This 1 DAY COURSE will provide an overall updateof the changes to the Building Regulationsand Fire Regulations that have taken placeover recent years, impacting on thebuilding industry. 

It will focus on recent changes to Part B(fire safety), BS 9999 (code of practice forthe fire safety in the design, construction and use of buildings), RRO (RegulatoryReform (fire safety) Order 2005), therevised Part L (conservation of fuel andpower), the revised Part F (ventilation),Part G (sanitation, hot water safety andwater efficiency), Part M (access to and useof buildings) and the revised Part J(combustion appliances and fuel storage systems).

The remaining Approved Documents will be reviewed including The Code for Sustainable Homes. Future changes to the Building Regulations.


Jim Goddard



• Summary of how Westminster and Europe are requiring changes to the Building Regulations

Understanding Part L1a, L1b, L2a and L2b (conservation of fuel and power) new dwellings and extensions, new buildings and extensions other than dewellings

• Review this new approved document

• Implementation of EU Energy Performance in Buildings Directive (EPBD)

• Four new approved documents covering new and existing dwellings and non dwellings

  Whole building compliance limiting CO2 emissions

• Role of SAP and SBEM

• Consequential improvements

• Thermal requirements for building renovation projects

Part F (means of ventilation)

• Radical overhaul of the existing Approved Document F

• Performance based approach

• Strategies based on extract, whole building and purge ventilation

• Guidance on natural and mechanical systems

• Guidance on ventilation of basements

• Guidance on ventilation of offices and car parks

• Requirements for commissioning systems including sound testing

Part M (access to and use of buildings)

• Main access issues discussed for commercial buildings and dwellings

• Use of Access Statements

• Relationship with BS 8300 2009

Part B (fire safety)

• Review of main changes to the Approved Document involving commercial and domestic properties

• Review the need for door closers to fire doors

• Further guidance on smoke alarm provision

• New requirements for sprinkler protection in residential care homes and other residential buildings

• Review the changes involving means of escape provisions for commercial buildings

• Review the requirements for effective means of escape for people with disabilities

Part J – combustion appliances and fuel storage systems

• Review this new approved document

• General provisions for all combustion appliances

• Air supply and chimney/flue construction

• Solid fuel appliances requirements

• Gas burning appliances requirements

• Oil burning appliances requirements

• Liquid fuel storage and supply requirements

BS 9999 – code of practice for the fire safety in the design, construction and use of buildings

• Review this new standard which replaces the existing BS 5588 series

• Risk profiling

• Managing fire safety

• Designing means of escape

• Access and facilities for fire fighting

• Designing the building structure

• Managing occupied buildings

RRO Regulatory Reform (fire safety) Order 2005

  What is the RRO?

  Where does it apply?

  Who is the responsible person?

  What are the main requirements?

• Guidance documents

Part G – sanitation, hot water safety and water efficiency

• Review this new Approved Document

• Cold water supply

  Water efficiency and calculations

• Sanitary conveniences

• Hot water supply and safety systems

Review of the remaining approved documents

• Including Part A – Structure, Part C –Site preparation and resistance to contaminants and moisture, Part D – Toxic substances, Part E – Resistance to the passage of sound, Part H – Drainage and waste disposal, Part K – Protection from falling, collision and impact, Part N Glazing – Safety in relation to impact, opening and cleaning, Part P – Electrical safety – dwellings, Approved document to support regulation 7, and The code for sustainable homes.

Summary and Future Changes

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