Spon’s Practical Guide to Alterations and Extensions

The procedures, the problems and pitfalls of extending or altering property are discussed in this fully updated new edition. The author gives helpful advice on how to make the project go smoothly from beginning to end. This is a practical guide for those at the beginning of their career in building, or who want to be updated on the new regulations now in force.

This new edition incorporates the 2005 Amendments to Approved Document L1B on the conservation of fuel and power. Developments in Computer Aided Design and structural calculations are also discussed. It is invaluable to all those who are trying to act efficiently, correctly and cost-effectively.

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The procedures, the problems and pitfalls of extending or altering property are discussed in this fully updated new edition. The author gives helpful advice on how to make the project go smoothly from beginning to end. This is a practical guide for those at the beginning of their career in building, or who want to be updated on the new regulations now in force.

Fully updated, this new edition incorporates the 2005 Amendments to approved Document L1B on the conservation of fuel and power. Developments in Computer Aided Design and structural calculations are also discussed. This practical guide to altering or extending property is invaluable to all those who are trying to ensure that the processes involved are carried out efficiently and cost-effectively.

Contents include:
Part One: Introduction
1. A general guide to drawing the plan
2. The need for control
3. Planning and Building Control

Part Two: Householder Developments
4. House Extension policies & The party Wall etc Act 1996
5. Is planning Approval Necessary
6. Applying for planning permission
7. Conservation areas / Listed Buildings/Tree Preservation Orders
8. Other design aspects for consideration

Part Three: More on Building Control
9. More on building control
10. Is building control required
11. Making the building control submission

Part Four: Building construction
12. General information
13. The foundations
14. The external walls
15. Internal walls
16. Ground floors
17. Timber upper floors
18. Flat roofs
19. Pitched roofs
20. Finishes
21. Ventilation
22. Staircases
23. Plumbing, drainage, heating, installation of boilers, electrical works 24. Other building control aspects

Part Five: Mainly for Consultants/Conclusion
25. Preparing to meet the client
26. Meeting the client
27. Conclusion

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