Discusses the changes made in recent years to Building Regulations, concentrating on the introduction of the new system of building control in 1985, current reviews of the technical requirements, developments in Europe leading up to 1992 and changes in design and construction of buildings. Details the Stage 2 Review Approved Documents published by the HMSO in respect of ventilation, hygiene, drainage, heat producing appliances and conservation of fuel and power. Describes the Building Research Establishment (BRE) publication giving guidance on how technical risks can be avoided, covering structure, fire, site preparation and resistance to moisture, sound, stairs/safety and provision for disabled people. Outlines possible future developments and changes which might affect the Regulations, including the impact of Europe on the system.
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