At Wood & Wisdom we are able to accomplish some of the most remarkable things with different kinds of timber. This is thanks to our skill set and equipment. From our workshop, the team can provide clients with the greatest bespoke joinery service in the country. We meet every need efficiently and also deliver high quality craftsmanship.
The UK building regulations can cause issues with all kinds of projects. They determine the lowest standard that people must meet. This is for the design as well as construction processes. Details they cover include insulation and stability. There is also fire protection and ventilation. Our plan here is to look closer at the regulations that connect to joinery in domestic settings.
The UK building regulations Approved Document Part B covers this topic. It is split into two volumes. One is for domestic structures and the other is for non-domestic ones.
In terms of what joinery the regulations cover, one is fire doors and where to put them. In addition, you have to fit them while following the guidelines. You can’t adhere to Part B if you fail to do this. Furthermore, you need to use them with suitable ironmongery.
The regulations also cover windows, such as those you might need to use to escape. You must ensure they are stable and able to open wide enough to allow people to exit the property if there is a fire.
Part F of the building regulations document covers this area. Lowering carbon emissions as well as energy consumption demands that buildings become energy efficient. One part of this comes from ventilation.
Mainly, the regulations concern themselves with internal air quality. With extensions, you must have new windows to allow air flow. There is also replacing current windows equipped with trickle vents. The replacements must be as efficient or even more so.
Bespoke joinery perfect for you
Wood & Wisdom is one of the South East’s most trustworthy bespoke joinery experts. We have had the pleasure to work on a wide list of projects. During them, we have made sure that clients stick to the building regulations. As a result their projects comply with the law and provide the best value.
If there are things you would like to discuss with us, you are welcome to get in touch. We can give you advice about everything from joinery to designs.