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Approved Document B - Fire Safety: Volume 2 - Buildings other than dwellinghouses

Approved Document B - Volume 2 - Buildings other than dwellinghouses (2006 Edition)Publication title: Approved Document B (Fire safety) – Volume 2 - Buildings other than dwellinghouses (2006 edition incorporating 2010 and 2013 amendments)
Date published: January 2013
ISBN: 978 1 85946 489 2
Price: £17.50 (free to download)

Summary

This current edition of Approved Document B (Fire Safety) – Volume 2: Buildings other than Dwellinghouses, has been updated and replaces the previous 2006 incororating 2007 and 2010 amendments edition.

It incorporates amendments made to reflect any changes arising as a result of the Building Regulations 2010. The changes mainly reflect regulation number changes as a result of re-ordering. There have been no amendments to the substantive requirements in Schedule 1 (ie Parts A to P) of the Building Regulations.

Below is a link to an amendment slip showing how the old regulation numbers correspond to the new regulation numbers.

Changes coming into effect in 2013

The changes in the 2006 edition, incorporating the 2010 and 2013 amendments of AD B Vol 2, take effect from 6 April 2013 for building work carried out in England and for excepted energy buildings in Wales as defined in the Welsh Ministers (Transfer of Functions) (No. 2) Order 2009. The current 2006 edition incorporating the 2007 and 2010 amendments (archived below) will continue to apply to building work started before 6 April 2013 or subject to a building notice, full plans application or initial notice submitted before 6 April 2013.

The 2006 edition incorporating the 2010 and 2013 amendments edition of AD B Vol 2 has been made available for download below.

A further document which lists the 2013 amendments to AD B Vol 1 and Vol 2 has also been published for use with the current AD B Vol 1 and Vol 2 (2006 editions incorporating 2010 amendments) versions from 6 April 2013 and can be found in the download section.

Download

Approved Document B (Fire safety) – Volume 2 - Buildings other than dwellinghouses (2006 Edition incorporating the 2013 and 2013 amendments) (PDF 4.91 Mb) For use from 6 April 2013

2013 Amendments to Approved Documents (PDF 479 Kb)
DCLG has published the 2013 Amendments to Approved Documents for use with a number of current Approved Documents. This document lists the amendments to Approved Documents A, B Vol 1, B Vol 2, C, D, E, F, G, H, J, L1A, L1B, L2A, L2B and M.  
Changes to Approved Document B come into effect on the  6 April 2013 and 1 July 2013 for use in England*.

Order

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Archive

2006 edition incorporating 2007 and 2010 amendments

Approved Document B (Fire safety) – Volume 2 - Buildings other than dwellinghouses (2006 Edition, incorporating 2007 and further 2010 amendments) (PDF 4.87 MB)
This is the current edition of Approved Document B – Volume 2: Buildings other than Dwellinghouses. It supersedes the 2006 Edition amended 2007 (see archived version below) by incorporating the changes made as a result of the Building Regulations 2010 and Building (Approved Inspectors etc) Regulations 2010. This Volume 2 of the revised Approved Document B should be used with Volume 1 for all applications received after 6 April 2007.

Amendments to Approved Documents and Compliance Guides 2010: List of revisions and corrections (PDF 123 Kb)

Corrigenda for Approved Document B Vol 1 and Vol 2:

March 2010 Corrigenda Approved Document B Volumes 1 and 2 (2006 edition) (PDF 1088 Kb)
This document lists the revisions and corrections to Approved Document B Volumes 1 and 2. Note: the changes listed in the Corrigenda document to Approved Document Part B (2006 edition) Volume 1 and Volume 2 which was published in March 2010, have not yet been included in the current download Approved Document B Volume 2 (2006 Edition, incorporating 2007 and further 2010 amendments).

2007:

Approved Document B (Fire safety) – Volume 2 - Buildings other than dwellinghouses (2006 Edition, Amended 2007) (PDF 4876 Kb)
This is the previous edition of Approved Document B – Volume 2. This version does not incorporate the changes made as a result of the Building Regulations 2010 and Building (Approved Inspectors etc) Regulations 2010.

Approved Document B (Fire safety) 2006 – Vol 2 ERRATUM
Typographical and proofing corrections to the 2006 Edition of Approved Document B - Vol 2 issued in April 2007.

Corrigenda Approved Document B Volumes 1 and 2 (2006 edition) (PDF 1088 Kb)
This document lists the revisions and corrections to Approved Document B.

2006:

Approved Document B (Fire safety) – Volume 2 - Buildings other than dwellinghouses (2006 Edition) (PDF 5318 Kb) NB. This document is supplemented by the erratum issued in April 2007.

2000:

Approved Document B - Fire Safety (2000 Edition – incorporating the 2002 European amendments) (PDF 9771 Kb)

This document should only be used for all applications received before 6 April 2007.

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