A History of Building Control in England and Wales 1840-1990

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RICS Books, 2000 - Building laws - 222 pages
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Investigates the origins of building control in England and Wales, tracing the evolution of the system through various Acts of Parliament, regulations and bye-laws. This book also looks at social and political issues which influenced the development of building control.
 

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Contents

The role of local authorities
6
Failure of the Bill
17
Proposals for Improvement
22
The Health of Towns Commission
30
Local Government Bill 1858
40
Variations to byelaw requirements
49
Development of philanthropic housing
56
A period of consolidation 18711875
64
The effect of building failures on building control
135
A New Beginning
142
Appendices
151
The Liverpool ImprovementBuilding Act 1825
157
Building Regulation Bill No 2Bill No 371 1842
163
Sections 124 to 142 Relating to Building Control
170
Model Building Byelaws Rural series
176
The Public Health Act 1936 Sections of the Act which enabled local authorities to refuse or conditionally approve deposited plans
181

The introduction of a model set of building byelaws
71
Application of byelaws in rural areas
80
Housing of the Working Classes Bill
86
The Housing Building Construction Committee
98
Ministry of Health circulars
107
The appointment of surveyors
117
Towards a Building
128
Model Building Byelaws Ministry of Health 1937
183
Model Building Byelaws 1952 and 1953
188
Legislative Growth of Building Byelaw Powers
192
Notes to the text
194
Bibliography
211
Index
218
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