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Approved documents

For convenience, the most recent versions of the Approved Documents that support the fourteen technical "Parts" of the Building Regulations' together with Regulation 7 are accessible from this page.

You can quickly download each volume of the approved documents in PDF format from the box on the right.

Approved Documents - Downloads

Quickly download each volume of the approved documents in PDF format from here.

Approved Document A (Structural safety)

This section covers the technical guidance that supports Part A of schedule 1 of the Building Regulations concerned with the requirements with respect to structural safety.

Approved Document B (Fire safety)

This section covers the technical guidance that supports Part B of schedule 1 of the Building Regulations, concerned with the requirements with respect to fire safety.

Approved Document C (Resistance to contaminants and moisture)

This section covers the technical guidance that supports Part C of schedule 1 of the Building Regulations, concerned with the requirements with respect to site preparation and resistance to contaminants and moisture.

Approved Document D (Toxic Substances)

This section covers the technical guidance that supports Part D of schedule 1 of the Building Regulations, concerned with the requirements with respect to toxic substances.

Approved Document E (Resistance to sound)

This section covers the technical guidance that supports Part E of schedule 1 of the Building Regulations, with the requirements with respect to resistance to sound.

Approved Document F (Ventilation)

This section covers the technical guidance that supports Part F of schedule 1 of the Building Regulations, concerned with the requirements with respect to ventilation.

Approved Document G (Sanitation, Hot Water Safety and Water Efficiency)

This section covers the technical guidance that supports Part G of schedule 1 of the Building Regulations, with the requirements with respect to Sanitation, Hot Water Safety and Water Efficiency.

Approved Document H (Drainage and waste disposal)

This section covers the technical guidance that supports Part H of schedule 1 of the Building Regulations, with the requirements with respect to Drainage and waste disposal.

Approved Document J (Heat producing appliances)

This section covers the technical guidance that supports Part J of schedule 1 of the Building Regulations, with the requirements with respect to heat producing appliances.

Approved Document K (Protection from falling)

This section covers the technical guidance that supports Part K of schedule 1 of the Building Regulations, with the requirements with respect to protection from falling.

Approved Document L (Conservation of fuel and power)

This section covers the technical guidance that supports Part L of schedule 1 of the Building Regulations, with the requirements with respect to Conservation of fuel and power.

Approved Document M (Access to and Use of Buildings)

This section covers the technical guidance that support Part M of schedule 1 of the Building Regulations, with the requirements with respect to Access to and use of buildings.

Approved Document N (Glazing safety) From 6 April 2013 - Only relevant to Wales

This section covers the technical guidance that supports Part N of schedule 1 of the Building Regulations, with the requirements with respect to glazing safety.

Approved Document P (Electrical Safety)

This section covers the technical guidance that supports Part P of schedule 1 of the Building Regulations, with the requirements with respect to electrical safety.

Approved Document 7 (Workmanship and Materials)

This section covers the technical guidance that supports Regulation 7 of the Building Regulations, concerned with the requirements for workmanship and the materials used.

Technical Guidance

As the technical requirements of the Building Regulations are broad functional requirements, the role of guidance in knowing how those requirements can be satisfied is key.

Copyright and status of Approved Documents

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