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BRE Std BES6001: 'Framework Standard for the responsible sourcing of construction products' - A summary & comparison with timber certification (Version 1) 2008 5
BREEAM - A summary of changes to the 2011 version (Version 1) 2012 5
Building (Scotland) Regulations: Section 7: Sustainability - A summary of the proposed requirements (Version 1) 2012 5
Building (Scotland) Regulations: Sections 0, 2, 3 and 4 - A summary of the proposed changes (Version 1) 2012 5
Building Information Management (Version 2) 2015 2
CLG Part L and F consultations, summer 2009 - A summary of the significant proposed changes (Version 2) 2009 5
CLG Part L Consultation: Spring 2012 - A summary of the significant proposed changes (Version 1) 2012 5
Construction (Design & Management) Regulations (CDM) 2007 - A summary of the amendments (Version 1) 2007 5
Embracing Eurocode 5 (EC5) (Version 2) 2010 5
Encouraging the growth of wood fuel - A review of Government policies, regulations and financial incentives (Version 2) 2011 5
Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs) - A summary of the new requirements (Version 2) 2008 5
England & Wales Building Regulations: Part B Vol 1 fire safety: dwellinghouses - A summary of the amendments (Version 2) 2007 5
England & Wales Building Regulations: Part B Vol 2 fire safety: Buildings other than dwellinghouses - A summary of the amendments (Version 2) 2007 5
England & Wales Building Regulations: Part E resistance to the passage of sound - A summary of pre-completion testing and the robust detail scheme (Version 1) 2008 5
England & Wales Building Regulations: Part E resistance to the passage of sound - A summary of the amendments (Version 2) 2008 5
England & Wales Building Regulations: Part F: Ventilation - A summary of the changes in 2010 edition (Version 1) 2011 5
England & Wales Building Regulations: Part G: Sanitation, hot water safety and water efficiency - A summary of the requirements and amendments (Version 1) 2009 5
England & Wales Building Regulations: Part L: Conservation of fuel and power - A summary of the changes in 2010 edition (Version 1) 2010 5
England & Wales Building Regulations: Part L: Conservation of fuel and power - Party wall thermal bypass (Version 1) 2010 2
England & Wales Building Regulations: Part L1A conservation of fuel and power: New dwellings - A brief summary of requirements (Version 2) 2007 5
England & Wales Building Regulations: Part L1A conservation of fuel and power: New dwellings - A detailed summary of the requirements (Version 2) 2009 5
England & Wales Building Regulations: Part L1A: Conservation of fuel and power: New dwellings - A summary of the requirements (Version 3) 2010 5
England & Wales Building Regulations: Part L1B conservation of fuel and power: Existing dwellings - A summary of requirements (Version 2) 2009 5
England Building Regulations consultation: Parts A to N - A summary of the main changes proposed (Version 1) 2012 5
EU timber regulations - A summary of the requirements and implications (Version 2) 2012 5
Eurocode 5 (EC5): Design of timber structures - An overview & comparison with the BS 5268-2 method (Version 1) 2007 5
Fire safety on timber frame construction sites (Version 3) 2013 5
Flood resilient construction - A summary of the CLG guidance (Version 1) 2009 5
Flooding: The background - Why the building regulations may change in the future (Version 1) 2009 5
Green guide and environmental profiles - An explanation of how the ratings are calculated (Version 2) 2008 5
HSG 168 fire safety on construction sites - A summary of the changes in 2010 edition (Version 2) 2012 5
Lifetime Homes Standard - A summary of the Standard and comparison with Part M (Version 1) 2008 5
Next step to zero carbon homes: Allowable solutions - A summary of the government's proposals (Version 1) 2013 5
Part B Wales consultation - A summary of the proposals (Version 1) 2013 5
Part L England 2013 - A summary of the changes (Version 1) 2013 5
Part L Wales 2014 - A summary of the significant changes (Version 2) 2014 5
PAS 2050:2011 assessing the lifecycle greenhouse gas emissions of goods and services - A summary of the Standard and its background (Version 2) 2013 5
PassivHaus - A summary of the design principles & certification process (Version 1) 2007 5
Regulatory requirements for doors: England & Wales - A summary of the requirements (Version 1) 2010 5
Regulatory requirements for Windows: England & Wales - A summary of the requirements (Version 1) 2008 5
Regulatory requirements for Windows: Northern Ireland - A summary of the requirements (Version 1) 2008 5
Regulatory requirements for windows: Scotland - A summary of the requirements (Version 1) 2008 5
Scottish Building Standards: Domestic: Section 1: Structure - A summary of changes in 2007 edition (Version 2) 2007 5
Scottish Building Standards: Domestic: Section 2: Fire - A summary of changes in 2010 edition (Version 1) 2011 5
Scottish Building Standards: Domestic: Section 3: Environment - A summary of changes in 2007 edition (Version 1) 2007 5
Scottish Building Standards: Domestic: Section 4: Safety - A summary of changes in 2007 edition (Version 1) 2007 5
Scottish Building Standards: Domestic: Section 5: Noise - A summary of the changes in 2010 edition (Version 1) 2011 5
Scottish Building Standards: Domestic: Section 6: Energy - A summary of changes in 2007 edition (Version 1) 2007 5
Scottish Building Standards: Domestic: Section 6: Energy - A summary of changes in 2010 edition (Version 1) 2010 5
Scottish Building Standards: Non-domestic: Section 1: Structure - A summary of the changes in 2007 edition (Version 2) 2007 5
Scottish Building Standards: Non-domestic: Section 6: Energy - A summary of changes in 2007 edition (Version 1) 2007 5
Scottish Building Standards: Section 6: Energy - A summary of the proposed changes in the 2013 edition (Version 1) 2013 5
Site waste management plans (SWMPs) - A summary of the requirements (Version 2) 2011 5
The code for sustainable homes (CSH) - A summary of how the code works (Version 4) 2008 5
The European construction products regulation (CPR) - An overview and comparison with the construction products directive (Version 2) 2012 5
The green deal - A summary of the scheme (Version 2) 2012 5
Wood as a biomass fuel - The main issues to consider (Version 2) 2011 5
Wood waste for biomass fuel - A summary of the incentives and challenges (Version 3) 2011 5