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Building Regulations Approved Documents

The Approved Documents provide guidance on ways to meet the building regulations.

Approved Document A

Approved Document A

Approved Document A aims to ensure the integrity and stability of a building: loading, ground movement and disproportionate collapse must be addressed
Approved Document B

Approved Document B

This section covers the technical guidance contained in Approved Document B of schedule 1 of the Building Regulationswith respect to fire safety.
Approved Document C

Approved Document C

The aim of Part C is to ensure the health and safety of the building’s users with regard to the effects of pollution and contaminants.
Approved Document D

Approved Document D

Part D examines the potential of cavity wall insulation to release toxic fumes into a building. The Document stipulates that fumes should not penetrate...
Approved Document E

Approved Document E

This document deals with 4 major areas including: Protection against sound from other parts of the building and adjoining buildings; Protection against sound within a dwelling...
Approved Document F

Approved Document F

The Part F document states that ventilation is the ‘removal of ‘stale’ air from a building and replacement with fresh outside air. This of...
Approved Document G

Approved Document G

Sanitation, Hot Water Safety and Water Efficiency... New requirements set out within the document include: Cold water supply; Water efficiency; Hot water supply and systems; Sanitary conveniences and washing...
Approved Document H

Approved Document H

Part H states that adequate drainage systems must be provided in order to promote both personal and environmental health. Also highlighted, is the importance...
Approved Document J

Approved Document J

Part J is concerned with all heat producing appliances that could produce health and safety hazards such as fire, explosion and carbon monoxide poisoning....
Approved Document K

Approved Document K

Part K is concerned with the health and safety aspects of areas such as stairs, ladders and barriers and also addresses the risk from...
Approved Document L1A

Approved Document L1A

Part L specifically refers to thermal efficiency standards and affects insulation and heat loss, aiming to improve the low-carbon efficiency of buildings. The changes...
Approved Document L1B

Approved Document L1B

Part L specifically refers to thermal efficiency standards and affects insulation and heat loss, aiming to improve the low-carbon efficiency of buildings. The changes...
Approved Document L2A

Approved Document L2A

Part L specifically refers to thermal efficiency standards and affects insulation and heat loss, aiming to improve the low-carbon efficiency of buildings. The changes...
Approved Document L2B

Approved Document L

Part L specifically refers to thermal efficiency standards and affects insulation and heat loss, aiming to improve the low-carbon efficiency of buildings. The changes listed...
Approved Document M

Approved Document M

Part M aims to provide inclusive access to and circulation within all buildings, giving particular emphasis to the requirements for facilities and disabled people.  It...
Approved Document N

Approved Document N

Safety in relation to impact, opening and cleaning... Part N deals with all aspects of safety relating to glazing, with added requirements related to safe...
Approved Document P

Approved Document P

Part P aims to reduce the number of domestic accidents, deaths and fires arising from electricity. It is also seen as a way to...
Approved Document Q

Approved Document Q

This edition covers the standards for doors and windows to resist physical attack by a burglar. It includes standards on being both sufficiently robust...
Approved Document R

Approved Document R

This edition introduces a new requirement for in-building physical infrastructure which enables connections to broadband networks. The requirement applies in England to new buildings and...
Approved Document 7

Approved Document 7

This document requires that any building work shall be carried out with proper materials and in a workmanlike manner. It reflects the full implementation...

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Building Regulations Approved Documents

The Approved Documents provide guidance on ways to meet the building regulations.