Building Regulations

NHBC Standards – 8 1 Internal services

Chapter 8.1 This Chapter gives guidance on meeting the Technical Requirements and recommendations for internal services, including plumbing, hot and cold water supply, and gas, electric and solid fuel heating installations.
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 8.1 Contents

DESIGN

•        Design Standard

•        Statutory requirements

•        Structural stability

•        Precautions against ground hazards

•        Precautions against chemical attack

•        Cold water service

•        Hot water service

•        Electrical service

•        Gas service

•        Space heating

•        Soil and waste systems

•        Provision of information

MATERIALS

•        Materials standards

•        Precautions against corrosion

•        Materials: general

SITEWORK

•        Sitework standards

•        Installation: general

•        Hot and cold water services

•        Electrical service

•        Gas service

•        Metering

•        Space heating

•        Soil and waste systems

•        Testing

APPENDIX 8.1-A

•        Statutory references

APPENDIX 8.1-B

•        Thermal insulation of waterpipes to prevent freezing

LIST OF CHAPTERS
INDEX

Archive

Chapter 8.1 (2003)

Amendments to the Standards (2003)

Source: NHBC Standards

            April 2004

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