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Verulam

Potential for catastrophe in building alterations The above topic, raised by Peter Mawer in our column for 20 March, attracted numerous responses, published in the journal for 15 May. Predictably, further correspondence has been received. Mr M. J. Foxton, from St. Helens, Merseyside, writes: The situation described by Mr Mawer will be very familiar to anyone engaged in local authority building control in the appraisal of submissions made for compliance with the requirements of the current Building Regulations and Part A of Schedule 1, in paticular. The local authority will, normally, require, in support, the production of such calculations and details as are necessary to demonstrate structural adequacy, including overall stability. Verulam