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The Approved Documents
The Building Regulations are approved by Parliament and deal with the minimum standards of design and building work for the construction of domestic, commercial and industrial buildings. The Building Regulations contain a list of requirements to ensure the health and safety of people in and around buildings; to provide for energy conservation; and provide access and facilities for people with disabilities.
There are 14 parts to these requirements and they are expressed in broad, functional terms in order to give designers, builders and home owners maximum flexibility in preparing their plans.
Each part is supported by an Approved Document which reproduces the requirement contained in the Building Regulations (text in green box). The remainder of the document contains practical and technical guidance, with examples, on how the regulations can be met in some of the more common building situations.
We appreciate there may be alternative ways of complying with the requirements to those shown. You are therefore under no obligation to adopt any particular solution shown in an Approved Document if you prefer to meet the requirements in some other way. If an alternative method is used, sufficient evidence will be required to show that the alternative approach is at least equivalent to that shown in the Approved Documents.
To download the relevant Approved Document click on the link below:-
Approved Document A - Structure
Approved Document B - Fire Safety - Volume 1 (Dwellinghouses)
Approved Document B - Fire Safety - Volume 2 (Buildings other than dwellings)
Approved Document C - Site preparation and resistance to be contaminants and moisture
Approved Document D - Toxic substances
Approved Document E - Resistance to the passage of sound
Approved Document F - Means of Ventilation
Approved Document G - Sanitation, hot water safety and efficiency
Approved Document H - Drainage and waste disposal
Approved Document J - Combustion appliances and fuel storage systems
Approved Document K - Protection from falling, collision and impact
Approved Document L1A - Conservation of fuel and power in new dwellings
Approved Document L1B - Conservation of fuel and power in existing dwellings
Approved Document L2A - Conservation of fuel and power in new buildings other than dwellings
Approved Document L2B - Conservation of fuel and power in existing buildings other than dwellings
Approved Document M - Access to and use of buildings
Approved Document N - Glazing
Approved Document P - Electrical Safety
Regulation 7 - Materials and workmanship
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