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Building regulations

As one of the UK’s largest fabricators, UK NewBuild is committed to ensuring that our product range is produced to the highest quality and achieves all relevant standards, complies with current building regulations and meets European legislation.

Building regulations explained

The Building Regulations are made under powers provided in the Building Act 1984 & apply to England & Wales. They exist to ensure the health & safety of people in & around buildings & provide energy conservation

14 Parts to the Building regulations

  • A – Structure
  • B – Fire Safety
  • C – Site preparation & resistance to contaminants & moisture
  • D – Toxic Substances
  • E – Resistance to passage of sound
  • F – Ventilation
  • G – Hygiene
  • H – Drainage & waste disposal
  • J – Combustion appliances & fuel storage systems
  • K – Protection from falling, collision & impact
  • L – Conversion of fuel & power
  • M – Access to & use of buildings
  • N – Glazing – Safety in relation to impact, opening & cleaning
  • P – Electrical Safety

BSI Standards

ISO 14001 - Environment Management Systems (EMS). Accreditation & operation to the standard will enhance a company’s competitive advantage, reputation & ensure operations in an environmentally friendly manner.

Recovinyl

Provides financial incentives for the collection of post consumer PVC waste to the construction & demolition sectors. It is committed to advancing sustainable development by improving processes, minimising emissions & investing in recycling technology.

Green Guide Online

The Guide is a comprehensive directory of eco friendly goods, service, & companies. It grades products according to their environmental impact taking into account their lifecycle & costing.

BFRC

The BFRC is dedicated to the operation of a UK national rating system for the thermal performance of fenestration products. The system uses the A-G grading currently found on ‘white’ goods & is rapidly becoming the standard rating for windows.

Secured by Design

Secured by Design is a Police initiative supporting the designing out of crime by using effective crime prevention & security standards for a range of applications. Products achieving Secured by Design must comply with BS7950 & PAS24.

Fensa

Set up in response to the current Building Regulations for England & Wales; Fensa ensure all replacement windows & doors have a certificate of compliance, acting as an alternative to submission of a B.Reg.

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