This newly revised edition is an up-to-date and concise volume, clarifying the Building Acts and Regulations relating to houses, flats and maisonettes, for all construction professionals and students.

Each chapter forms a self-contained unit covering all the regulation requirements applicable to a particular part of a building, dealing with each part in turn.  With this single volume, professionals can ensure that all regulations are fully covered in respect of houses, flats and maisonettes.  Inclusion of the July 1995 changes in the Acts and Regulations ensures the text provides the very latest information.

An ideal reference book for architects, builders, structural and building services engineers. Essential supplementary reading for students undertaking courses in any of the above at HNC, HND and degree level.


chapter 1|17 pages


chapter 2|10 pages

Work below Ground

chapter 3|22 pages

External Walls

chapter 4|10 pages

Ground Floors

chapter 5|17 pages

Suspended upper Floors

chapter 6|27 pages


chapter 7|18 pages

Internal Walls

chapter 8|16 pages

Windows, Doors and Ventilation Openings

chapter 9|8 pages


chapter 10|11 pages

Fireplaces, Hearths and Chimneys

chapter 12|11 pages

Bathrooms, Toilets and above Ground Drainage

chapter 15|25 pages

Means of Escape and Fire Fighting Facilities