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Part M (Access to and Use of Buildings)

This section covers the technical guidance contained in Part M (Approved Document M) of schedule 1 of the Building Regulations.

It covers the requirements with respect to Access to and use of buildings.

Follow the links from this page to access the approved document, details of any previous appeals and determinations and further information relating to this part.

Approved Document M

Download the latest version of the Approved Document or view archived copies of previous versions

Research Reports

Reports of cross-cutting research are available through the general research area.

Consultations

Before bringing into effect changes to the technical requirements, or the supporting Approved Document(s), of the Building Regulations, Government seeks views on the proposed changes through a formal consultation process.

RIAs

Government departments assess the likely outcomes of regulating in order to try to achieve the right balance between under-regulating, which may fail to protect the public, and over-regulating, which may create excessive bureaucracy. Since 1998, the

Frequently Asked Questions

This section provides answers to frequently asked questions (FAQs) about Part M of the Building regulations.

Part M - Determinations and appeals

The Secretary of State for Building Regulations may issue decisions on applications for determinations of compliance with the technical requirements of the Building Regulations, or appeals against a local authority's refusal to relax a requirement.