Alan Piper

Every project needs to start with a survey – but what kind of survey? To help you settle your requirements, here are some pointers based on information...

Approved Document A

Part A aims to ensure the integrity and stability of a building: loading, ground movement and disproportionate collapse must be addressed. Part A covers technical...

Approved Document B

Fire Safety volume 1 & 2... This section covers the technical guidance contained in Part B (Approved Document B) of schedule 1 of the Building...

Approved Document C

Site preparation and resistance to contaminants and moisture... The aim of Part C is to ensure the health and safety of the building’s users with regard...

Approved Document D

Part D examines the potential of cavity wall insulation to release toxic fumes into a building. The Document stipulates that fumes should not penetrate...

Approved Document E

This document deals with 4 major areas including: Protection against sound from other parts of the building and adjoining buildings; Protection against sound within a dwelling...

Approved Document F

The Part F document states that ventilation is the ‘removal of ‘stale’ air from a building and replacement with fresh outside air. This of...

Approved Document G

Sanitation, Hot Water Safety and Water Efficiency... New requirements set out within the document include: Cold water supply; Water efficiency; Hot water supply and systems; Sanitary conveniences and washing...

Approved Document H

Part H states that adequate drainage systems must be provided in order to promote both personal and environmental health. Also highlighted, is the importance...

Approved Document J

Part J is concerned with all heat producing appliances that could produce health and safety hazards such as fire, explosion and carbon monoxide poisoning....

Approved Document K

Part K is concerned with the health and safety aspects of areas such as stairs, ladders and barriers and also addresses the risk from...

Approved Document L1A

Part L specifically refers to thermal efficiency standards and affects insulation and heat loss, aiming to improve the low-carbon efficiency of buildings. The changes...

Approved Document L1B

Part L specifically refers to thermal efficiency standards and affects insulation and heat loss, aiming to improve the low-carbon efficiency of buildings. The changes...

Approved Document L2A

Part L specifically refers to thermal efficiency standards and affects insulation and heat loss, aiming to improve the low-carbon efficiency of buildings. The changes...

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