This ninth edition of the most popular and trusted guide reflects all the latest amendments to the Building Regulations, planning permission and the Approved Documents in England and Wales. This includes coverage of the new Approved Document Q on security, and a second part to Approved Document M which divides the regulations for 'dwellings' and 'buildings other than dwellings'. A new chapter has been added to incorporate these changes and to make the book more user friendly.
Giving practical information throughout on how to work with (and within) the Regulations, this book enables compliance in the simplest and most cost-effective manner possible. The no-nonsense approach of Building Regulations in Brief cuts through any confusion and explains the meaning of the Regulations. Consequently, it has become a favourite for anyone in the building industry or studying, as well as those planning to have work carried out on their home.
Ray Tricker is the Senior Consultant (Management Systems) of Herne European Consultancy Ltd (a company offering organisations access to highly skilled and specialist consultants to help them enhance their business performance). He is also an established author, with over 40 titles published. He served with the Royal Corps of Signals for a total of 37 years, during which time he held various managerial posts culminating in being appointed Chief Engineer of NATO's Communication Security Agency (ACE COMSEC). Samantha Alford is an established technical author, instructor and business management specialist. She has over 25 years' experience in capability planning, governance, oversight and event management and is a director and owner of Professional Procurement & Project Management Ltd, a company offering outstanding support and advice on strategic and operational procurement. Samantha has a strong supply chain, planning, business and performance management background, and has advised a variety of organisations in fundraising, business planning and process documentation. Samantha has provided these services in both the private and not for profit sectors. She is a school governor and has been the chairman of a combined secondary and primary school parents' association since 2012.