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The Building Regulations

  • Michael F. James
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Part of the Macmillan Building and Surveying Series book series (BASS)

Abstract

The Building Regulations are a comprehensive set of rules which provide a detailed system of quality control for all stages of building work. They cover a wide range of matters including drains, sewage and sanitary conveniences, foundations and building materials. They were originally model by-laws which were made under the Public Health Act 1875 and which many local authorities adopted with modification. The Public Health Act 1961 replaced these by-laws by the Building Regulations, which came into effect in 1966.

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Notes

  1. 7.
    Holyoak, J.H. and Allen, D.K., Civil Liability for Defective Premises, Butterworths, 1982, p. 119.Google Scholar

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© Michael F. James 1994

Authors and Affiliations

  • Michael F. James
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  1. 1.University of SurreyUK

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