England & Wales Building Regulations: Part B Vol 1 fire safety: dwellinghouses - A summary of the amendments (Version 2)
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- solid rectangular beam factors (planed sections) uniformly distributed loads at unit stress - April 1962
The 2006 edition of Part B is essentially a set of small to medium sized changes which will have some significant impacts in particular areas only. For example self-closing devices are no longer required to be fitted to fire doors in dwellinghouses, except to integral garage doors. It does not present a radical change in approach or performance standard to fire safety regulation.
The most significant change is that there are now two volumes to Part B, with Volume 1 addressing dwellinghouses and Volume 2 addressing all other building types.
This Construction Briefing summarises the amendments which are effective in England and Wales from April 2006.
The briefing lists the changes and gives readers a commentary explaining the implications of the changes to the UK construction industry. It also details the procedures put in place to ensure a smooth transition to the new Building Regulations.
- Transitional procedures
- Summary of the amendments made in 2006 edition
- Approved Document B
- Certification schemes
- Residential sprinklers
- Adult placement
- Fire alarms
- Means of escape
- Integral garages
- Cavity barriers
- Roof coverings
- Vehicle access
- Self-closing devices
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