This eighth edition of the most popular and trusted guide to the building regulations is the most comprehensive revision yet. It reflects all the latest amendments to Building Regulations, Planning Permission and the Approved Documents A,B,C, H, K, P, Regulation 7 incorporating all amendments up to December 2013 (including the changes to Leaflets L1A and L2A regarding the conservation of heat and energy in new buildings which came into effect April 2014). This new edition also contains details of the new national planning guidance system and initiatives to speed up the planning process such as the new on line planning application process. It contains an updated list of fees for planning consents and provides guidance on the changes to permitted development rights in Agricultural, Business and Residential buildings which came into force on 1 October 2013. Giving practical information throughout on how to work with (and within) the regulations, this book enables compliance in the simplest and most cost-effective manner possible. The no-nonsense approach of Building Regulations in Brief cuts through the confusion and explains the meaning of the regulations; consequently it has become a favourite for anyone involved in the building industry as well as those planning to have work carried out in their home.