All Regulations Supplements articles

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    Features

    The Regs Files: Streamlining Parts K, M and N

    2012-05-25T00:00:00Z

    The proposed streamlining of Parts K and M, and the end of N, have been broadly welcomed by the industry. But would more simplification serve to clarify or confuse?

  • One Brighton
    Features

    The Regs Files: Energy perfomance in homes

    2012-05-25T00:00:00Z

    With the energy performance of new homes proving far worse in practice than in theory, the government has been spurred into action - but its proposed quality assurance process for Part L compliance has not met with universal approval

  • Regulations
    Features

    The Regs Files: Changing Building Control

    2012-05-25T00:00:00Z

    Plans are afoot to make approved inspectors and the LABC more streamlined, more efficient and more effective in the fight against non-compliance. But will they work?

  • New Street Square was developer Land Securities’ exemplar for sustainability when designed in 2002. It can be easily upgraded to meet future revisions of Part L, to keep it attractive to tenants who increasingly want to occupy green buildings
    Features

    Part L Revisited

    2010-06-04T00:00:00Z

    As the industry waits for the full details of the implementation of Part L 2010, Simon Rawlinson of Davis Langdon reflects on lessons learned from the 2006 revision and what it could mean for the upcoming changes

  • News

    Regulations April 2008

    2008-04-25T00:00:00Z

  • Paul Everall is the chief executive of Local Authority Building Control and the former head of the buildings division at the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister
    News

    Putting the rules to work

    2007-04-20T00:00:00Z

    Green legislation will be pointless if it isn’t enforced. But how best to do it? Traditional council building control or self-certification? Paul Everall And Dave Baker argue the toss …

  • This design for a secondary school in Richmond, North Yorkshire has been described by Building Schools for the Future as a model of sustainability. Designed by Atkins, it consists of new buildings, and an upgrade to two existing ones
    News

    Part L, one year on

    2007-04-20T00:00:00Z

    Project teams have spent the past 12 months grappling with the new toughened-up version of part l of the building regulations. the result has been a lot of struggle, a lot of misunderstanding, and a lot of valuable experience … Martin Clowes of Elementa Consulting tells the story

  • News

    Water efficiency

    2007-04-20T00:00:00Z

    Often overshadowed by energy, water efficiency is about to get its own tough rules John Tebbit, industry affairs director of the Construction Products Association

  • News

    What the code will cost

    2007-04-20T00:00:00Z

    So now we have an idea of what the code for sustainable homes will require and when it will require it. what we didn’t know, until now, is what the damage to our wallets would be …

  • News

    Zero carbon homes

    2007-04-20T00:00:00Z

    All new homes are going to have to be zero carbon by 2016. But what exactly is zero carbon? And how are we supposed to achieve this target? John Tebbit, industry affairs director for the Construction Products Association, reports

  • Paul King
    News

    Paying back the overdraft

    2007-04-20T00:00:00Z

    After five years of tireless campaigning, the barmy rhetoric of the greens is becoming official policy By Paul King, Director of Campaigns, WWF-UK

  • The £200m Middlehaven development in Middlesbrough Dock, by Studio Egret West and BioRegional Quintain, will be carbon neutral
    News

    The North Sea vs your back garden

    2007-04-20T00:00:00Z

    Everyone accepts that electricity has to come from zero-carbon sources, but there is a big fight in the offing over where those sources should be located

  • News

    Making the most of the sun and the air

    2007-04-20T00:00:00Z

    Some of the latest kit to specify for low-carbon schemes

  • Foster + Partners’ Zed Squared, Thames Gateway
    News

    Who’s afraid of energy labelling?

    2007-04-20T00:00:00Z

    The government has just announced details of the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive. Nick Cullen of Hoare Lea and Simon Rawlinson of Davis Langdon analyse what effect it will have on buildings in the real world

  • Thomas Lane
    News

    Hard times a’coming …

    2007-04-20T00:00:00Z

    The world is changing. The traditional A to P Building Regulations have been sidelined by a new body of rules aimed at lessening the impact of the built environment on the natural one.

  • Middleton
    News

    What you need to worry about

    2007-04-20T00:00:00Z

    A quick round-up of the new rules …

  • News

    Regulations April 2007

    2007-04-20T00:00:00Z

    A guide to environmental regulations in the 21st Century This supplement is also available as a digital edition .

  • News

    A learning experience

    2006-09-01T16:56:00Z

    Barron and Smith Architects reflects on the lessons it has learned designing three schools to high environmental standards

  • News

    Reform the regs: Update

    2006-09-01T13:44:00Z

    When Building began its campaign to sort out the impossible mess that built environment regulation had become, it received immediate support from practically everyone who had to comply with it, enforce it or devise it. Thomas Lane explains what happened next …

  • News

    Regulations round-up

    2006-09-01T13:04:00Z

    An update of the latest changes and legislation in the world of building regs...