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J – Combustion appliances and fuel storage systems

The Approved DocumentsApproved documents (England) are detailed publications which come under the English Building Regulations. They are based on tried and tested methods of building and if you follow them you are assured of complying with the Regs. The equivalents for Scotland are the Technical Handbook, for Wales: the Approved documents (Wales), and for N.I. […]

Structural principles

The Building Regulations

The Building RegulationsThese are the mass of regulations that cover safety, health, welfare, convenience, energy efficiency etc. in the way buildings are constructed. Not to be confused with Planning consent (which is more to do with whether you can put up the building in the first place). See more on the regulations […]

Chimneys

interesting bit of chimney building!

Very stupid

Possibly the stupidest chimney is the one on the end of a traditional British house serving an open fire. It leaks most of its heat out through the chimney pot, the external wall and into the atmosphere.

If you have a chimney it should be on an […]