Guide to Approved Document P of the Building Regulations 1

Building Regulations Part P

Approved document P of the UK Government’s Building Regulations covers electrical safety of all dwellings. The document applies to electrical installations attached to the following types of building ( or parts of buildings): Houses Flats Shops and public houses with a residential dwelling above Common/communal areas in a block of flats (staircases and hallways) Shared … Continue reading

Calculating Wall Thickness During Building Part 1

During building, wall thickness is a balance between creating the maximum amount of room space whilst ensuring that the house is structurally secure and stable. Other factors to be taken into account are the materials used in the construction of the wall, the number of storeys of the building and the storey that the wall … Continue reading

New employment contract announced by George Osborne

On the 8th of October this year, the Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne announced a new type of employment contract, called the employee-owner contract. The purpose of the new contract is to enable a more flexible workforce, by removing a significant amount of an employee’s working rights in exchange for shares in the company. … Continue reading