Publication title: Approved Document M - Access to and Use of Buildings
Date published: January 2013
ISBN: 978 1 85946 487 8
Price: £15 (free to download)
This current edition of Approved Document M: Access to and Use of Buildings has been updated and replaces the previous edition.
It incorporates text amendments made to reflect any changes arising as a result of the Building Regulations 2010 and 2013 amendments. There have been no amendments to the substantive requirements in Schedule 1 (i.e. Parts A to P) of the Building Regulations.
Some of the main 2013 amendments reflect changes to:
Changes coming into effect in 2013.
The changes in the 2013 edition of AD M take effect on 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 2004 edition incorporating 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 current 2004 edition incorporating 2010 and 2013 amendments of Approved Document M has been made available for download below.
A further document which lists the 2013 amendments to Approved Document M has also been published for use with the Approved Document M (2004 edition incorporating 2010 amendments version from 6 April 2013 and can be found in the download section below.
Approved Document M - Access to and Use of Buildings (incorporating 2010 and 2013 amendments) (PDF 4.49 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 M come into effect on the 6 April 2013 and 1 July 2013 for use in England and for excepted energy buildings in Wales.
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2004 Edition incorporation 2010 amendments:
This edition of Approved Document M - Access to and Use of Buildings. It supersedes the original 2004 edition (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 amendment slip shows how the old regulation numbers within Building Regulations 2000 correspond to the new regulation numbers within Building Regulations 2010.
Approved Document M: Access to and Use of Buildings (2004 Edition) (PDF 1.94 Mb)
This is the previous edition of Approved Document M. This version does not incorporate the changes made as a result of the Building Regulations 2010 and Building (Approved Inspectors etc) Regulations 2010.
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