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The Regs

Geoff Wilkinson's Building Regulations blog

The Regs

The regs: Construction products now need CE marking and a declaration of performance

This month Geoff Wilkinson looks at the building regulations that apply to places of public entertainment

The regs: Places of public entertainment

This month Geoff Wilkinson looks at the building regulations that apply to places of public entertainment

The regs: School buildings

Geoff Wilkinson looks at the application of the Building Regulations to school buildings

The regs: The correct use of escape signs

Geoff Wilkinson explains the official guidance covering provision of escape route signage in buildings

The regs: Geoff Wilkinson pours fuel on the bonfire of the regs, saying the government review doesn’t go far enough

‘Past working groups have consistently recommended that the system be simplified’

The Regs: Geoff Wilkinson explains why timing is of the essence if you are making a planning application

The government can do much in the way of deregulation in order to boost the commercial market

Geoff Wilkinson’s Regs: The construction industry would achieve more if it remained as one Team GB

We can safely say that having differing standards to those in England will not be welcomed in Wales


Geoff Wilkinson’s Regs: The [HSE’s] Fee For Intervention will recover costs from those who break health and safety laws

 Site deaths are on the rise and architects can be prosecuted for unsafe designs, warns Geoff Wilkinson


Geoff Wilkinson’s Regs: Part A, C, and L changes

How changes to Part A, C, and L of the Building Regulations will affect you, by Geoff Wilkinson

The Regs: Foundations

Clear guidance on low-rise house extensions is lacking, so know your foundation depths, says Geoff Wilkinson

Geoff Wilkinson’s Regs: Staircases

The design of domestic staircases causes a number of problems – here are just some of them

Geoff Wilkinson’s Regs: Sewers

Private sewers are to be transferred to water companies

Geoff Wilkinson’s Regs: Part L and zero carbon

Speed is of the essence in the move towards zero carbon

Geoff Wilkinson’s Regs: Design details

Don’t risk building failure through poor detailing

Geoff Wilkinson’s Regs: Construction Products Regulations

New European construction regulations could mean simpler rules and a wider variety of products

Geoff Wilkinson's Regs: A mist opportunity

New water-mist systems use less water, and less space, than sprinklers 

Geoff Wilkinson's Regs: 21st-century Regs

Geoff Wilkinson explains how Building Regulations are being revised for the 21st century

Geoff Wilkinson’s Regs: Fees

Prices have almost doubled under increases to council fee scales, and fee undercutting is just the beginning

The Regs

Geoff Wilkinson's Regs: Part L and historic buildings

Creative solutions, energy efficiency and aesthetics: how Part L is affecting historic buildings


RCKa Cottage

Playing the planning system

When an application to replace a cottage was rejected, RCKa found that an anomaly in permitted development rules provided the key to giving its clients the home they wanted


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CPD: AJ Specification Live - Lighting

This CPD module follows the AJ Specification Live event in October. It aims to give architects the opportunity gain CPD credits for the knowledge gained during the five presentations.

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