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NHBC publishes building regs guide

19 Dec 11 NHBC Foundation has published guidance for housebuilders and designers on complying with the ventilation aspects of the building regulations.

The guide, Part F 2010 – where to start: an introduction for house builders and designers has been produced in collaboration with the Zero Carbon Hub to help housebuilders and designers understand the October 2010 edition of Approved Document F, commonly known as Part F 2010.

 The 2010 edition of Approved Document F sets out the various strategies that should, if executed correctly, ensure robust ventilation regardless of the level of fabric airtightness.  As with previous versions of Part F, its focus is ventilation for providing fresh air for health and wellbeing, odour control, airborne pollutants and excess humidity.

 The NHBC Foundation guide follows a similar format to its previous guide on Part L 2010, by examining the implications of the changes to the regulations and is a starting point for design and specification of new homes. Outlining the four system types that can provide ventilation, and with examples of typical house and apartment types, the guide presents options from which the designer and housebuilder can explore the most effective solutions for their new homes.

Click here to download the free guide.

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