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Building Regulations & Planning Guide

 Approved Documents
For convenience, the most recent versions of the Approved Documents for the technical "Parts" of the Building Regulations' requirements are accessible from this page.  Crown copyright 2013
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Approved Document A - Approved Document A - Structure (2004 Edition incorporating 2004, 2010 and 2013 amendments)

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Approved Document B (Fire safety) – Volume 1: Dwellinghouses (2006 edition incorporating the 2010 and 2013 amendments)

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Approved Document B (Fire safety) – Volume 2 - Buildings other than dwellinghouses (2006 Edition incorporating the 2013 and 2013 amendments)

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Approved Document F - Ventilation (2010 edition incorporating 2010 and 2013 amendments)

PDF Approved Document L1A Conservation of fuel and power in new dwellings (2013 edition with 2016 amendments)
PDF Approved Document L1B - Conservation of fuel and power in existing dwellings (2010 edition incorporating  2010, 2011, 2013 and 2016 amendments)
PDF Approved Document L2A Conservation of fuel and power in new buildings other than dwellings (2013 edition with 2016 amendments)
PDF Approved Document L2B Conservation of fuel and power in existing buildings other than dwellings, 2010 edition (incorporating 2010, 2011, 2013 and 2016 amendments)
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Approved Document P: Electrical safety - Dwellings (2013 edition)
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Amendments to the Approved Documents 2013
DCLG has published the 2013 Amendments to Approved Documents for use with a number of current Approved Documents. This document lists the amendments to Approved Documents A, B Vol 1, B Vol 2, C, D, E, F, G, H, J, L1A, L1B, L2A, L2B and M.

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Regulation 7 - Material and workmanship

Materials and workmanship (2013 edition)

Fluke - A Power Engineer's Guide to Navigating the EMC Directive

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Fluke -  has prepared this EMC application note for power engineers to help them ensure they are  measuring to the latest EMC standards.


It explains in detail the impact the standards have on engineers working with power meters in the AC powerline, energy metering and power quality areas.


Download the Application note here: Fluke-emc.pdf

For more information, please use the following link;

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Electrical Safety Council Leaflet: So You Think Your Home Is Safe?

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So You Think Your Home Is Safe?

The Electrical Safety Council has published a home hazards leaflet for contractors to use when visiting customers and providing quotes.


The You Think Your Home Is Safe? leaflet aims to encourage households to implement simple, but effective procedures for a safer home and is issued with every Building Control Certificate. It is ideal for contractors who want to leave additional information on electrical safety for clients.


The 19 page leaflet includes topics on; which electrical hazards can occur in different rooms around the house, how to spot if plugs and wires are faulty, how often you should have your wiring checked and getting to know the electrics in your home, as well as much more.

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For more information, please use the following link;

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Good EMC Engineering Practices for Panel Builders



This mini guide has been written to assist engineers who design and build industrial cabinets who wish to use good engineering practices - to conform with the new EMC Directive 2004/108/EC, especially with respect to fixed installations.
 
REO Guide

For more information, please use the following link;
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Electrical Safety in the Home

Important: New colours for mains electricity cables

The colours of the live and neutral wires in electrical cables are changing from red and black to brown and blue. This is the same as the wires in flexible leads to portable appliances.

You could have continued to use cables in the old colours of red and black until 31 March 2006. But know all new wiring must be in the new colours.

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Building Regulations - Part P

The Building Regulations 2000

Electrical safety: Part P

P1 Design, Installation, Inspection and Testing

P2 Provision of information

Click here for the PDF.

REO Transformer Guide

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A mini guide published by REO. This guide explains all about how transformers work, different types available and applications.


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