Building Regulations

NHBC Standards – 4 1 Land quality – managing ground conditions

Chapter 4.1 gives guidance on meeting the Technical Requirements and recommendations for assessing the site with regard to managing the ground conditions.
NHBC Standards do not cover aspects of health and safety relating to building operations and to the handling and use of certain building materials. Such matters are covered by statutory requirements.
This version of the Standards has been updated to include the Amendments to the Standards April 2004. Previous versions of the standards can be accessed in the Archive section (below).

Section 4.1 Contents

PREFACE
INTRODUCTION
PROCEDURAL FLOW CHART

DESIGN

•        INITIAL ASSESSMENT

•        Desk study

•        Walkover survey

•        Results

WHERE HAZARDS ARE NOT SUSPECTED

•        Basic investigation

WHERE HAZARDS ARE SUSPECTED

•        Detailed investigation

•        Managing the hazards

•        Documentation and validation

•        Unforeseen hazards

APPENDIX 4.1-A

•        Statutory and other references

APPENDIX 4.1-B

•        Potential hazards and associated risks

APPENDIX 4.1-C

•        Site investigation techniques

APPENDIX 4.1-D

•        deleted April 2004

APPENDIX 4.1-E

•        “Suitable persons” and “Consultants or Specialists”

LIST OF CHAPTERS

INDEX

Archive

Chapter 4.1 (2003)

Amendments to the Standards (2003)

Source: NHBC Standards

            April 2004

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