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P4 - Application of Building Regs

Criteria - describe the application and enforcement of the Building Regulations

 

 

Task

Your MD has asked you to produce a report on how building regulations will be applied and enforced by the local council.

 

you have been asked to advise on a report produced by the companies building surveyor on a 3 story property that your company is planning to convert into flats.

 

In your report you should cover the following aspects of application and enforcement.

 

  1. What part of the council will enforce the building regulations on a building site?
  2. At what times will they do this?
  3. What are the implications to the builder?staircase

 

Answer the following queries from the building survey:

 

Find out what building regs will apply to the staircase below and advise on whether it needs to be replaced.

 

 

The house is being converted to flats and the surveyor has made the following points:

 

  1. The third floor has an inner room with no means of escape.
  2. The plasterboard is only rated to withhold fire for 25mins.
  3. There are battery operated smoke alarms on each floor.
  4. A garage is linked to the downstairs lounge, a normal external door has been fitted.

 

Explain what regulations will affect the above, make sure you quote any relevant British Standards for materials.