References

Building regulations – England and Wales:

  • Approved Document C Site 
preparation and resistance to contaminants and moisture.
  • Approved Document L1A Conservation of fuel and power in new dwellings.
  • Approved Document L1B Conservation of fuel and power in existing dwellings.
  • Approved Document L2A Conservation of fuel and power in new buildings other than dwellings.
  • Approved Document L2B Conservation of fuel and power in existing buildings other than dwellings.

Building regulations – Republic of Ireland

  • Technical Guidance Document C – Site 
Preparation and Resistance to Moisture.
  • Technical Guidance Document L – Conservation of Fuel and Energy – Dwellings.
  • Technical Guidance Document L – Conservation of Fuel and Energy – Buildings other than dwellings.

Building regulations – Northern Ireland

  • Technical booklet C Site preparation and resistance to moisture.
  • Technical booklet F1 Conservation of fuel and power in dwellings.
  • Technical Booklet F2 Conservation of fuel and power in buildings other than dwellings.

Building regulations – Scotland

  • Technical handbook – domestic buildings, sections 3 and 6.
  • Technical handbook – non-domestic buildings, sections 3 and 6.

Standards

  • BS 5250: 2011. Code of practice for control of condensation in buildings.
  • BS 5534: 2003+A1:2010. Code of practice for slating and tiling (including shingles).
  • PD 6697: 2010. Recommendations for the design of masonry structures to BS EN 1996-1-1 and BS EN 1996-2.
  • EN 1604: 1996. Thermal insulating products for building applications. Determination of dimensional stability under specified temperature and humidity conditions.
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EN 1991-1-4: 2005+A1:2010. Eurocode 1. Actions on structures. General actions. Wind actions.
  • EN 1996-2: 2006. Eurocode 6. Design of masonry structures. Design considerations, selection of materials and execution of masonry.
  • EN 826: 2013. Thermal insulating products for building applications. Determination of compression behaviour.
  • EN 1606: 2013. Thermal insulating products for building applications. Determination of compressive creep.
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EN 12086: 2013. Thermal insulating products for building applications. Determination of water vapour transmission properties.
  • EN 12087: 1997. Thermal insulating products for building applications. Determination of long term water absorption by immersion.
  • EN 13165: 2012. Thermal insulation products for buildings. Factory made rigid polyurethane foam (PUR) products. Specification.
  • EN ISO 6946: 2007. Building components and building elements. Thermal resistance and thermal transmittance. Calculation method.
  • EN ISO 13370: 2007. Thermal performance of buildings. Heat transfer via the ground. Calculation methods.
  • EN ISO 13788: 2012. Hygrothermal performance of building components and building elements – Internal surface temperature to avoid critical surface humidity and interstitial condensation – Calculation methods.

Other guidance

  • BRE Digest 465. U-values for light steel-frame construction.
  • BRE 443. Conventions for U-value calculations. 2006 edition.
  • National House Building Council Standards. NHBC.
  • House building manual 7th edition (Homebond). NHBGS.
  • BR 211. Radon: guidance on protective measures for new buildings. 2007.
  • Radon in the workplace. A guide for building owners and managers. BRE. 2011.