Guidance

Below are a variety of documents and guidance tools to assist with your application and construction project.

Area Weighted U-Value Calculator.  (Approved Document L, Conservation of Fuel & Power)

Link – L1b_Calculator_1.3_2010.  This is an Excel spreadsheet calculation tool relating to the more flexible approach to compliance.  Particularly relevant to extensions with large areas of glazing.

Link – U-value Calculator

 

Water Efficiency Calculator Tool.

(Approved Document G 2010, Sanitation, hot water safety and water efficiency).  This document sets the methodology for assessing the water efficiency of new dwellings.

Link – Efficiency Calculator This website contains a calculation tool to show compliance.

Link –  Water efficiency Guidance doc.

 

The Party Wall Act.  

The Act provides a framework for preventing or resolving disputes in relation to party walls, party structures, boundary walls and excavations near neighbouring buildings.
Anyone intending to carry out work (anywhere in England and Wales) of the kinds described in the Act must give Adjoining Owners notice of their intentions. The Act applies even to Crown, Government and Local Authority owned property.

Link – Party_Wall_etc__Act_1996_-_Explanatory_Booklet

Guidance Link – Direct Gov

 

Health & Safety.  

All clients builders and designers should be aware of their obligations with regard to health and safety and the CDM 2015 regulation.

Link – Health & Safety Executive (HSE)

 

Approved Building Control accept no liability for out of date information or problems occurring from the use of the above links.