THERMAL – PART L
Part L building regulations stipulate specific minimum U-Values for each element of construction i.e. walls, roof and floor. These values vary depending on the type of construction i.e. new build or renovations, domestic or commercial.
ACOUSTIC – PART E
Unwanted sound (noise) was declared an environmental pollutant in 1972 and as such, Part E building regulations set acoustic performance requirements for separating walls, separating floors, internal walls and common areas.
FIRE – PART B
Fire regulations vary depending on the type of structure and fi re location. Part B (England and Wales) breaks down to include 5 elements including; internal spread of fire (linings & structure), external fire spread and access to facilities for fire services.