Collection

Approved Documents

The Approved Documents provide guidance on ways to meet the building regulations.

The Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government publishes guidance called ‘Approved Documents’ on ways to meet building regulations.

These contain:

  • general guidance on the performance expected of materials and building work in order to comply with the building regulations
  • practical examples and solutions on how to achieve compliance for some of the more common building situations

Documents

  1. Structure: Approved Document A
  2. Fire safety: Approved Document B
  3. Site preparation and resistance to contaminates and moisture: Approved Document C
  4. Toxic substances: Approved Document D
  5. Resistance to sound: Approved Document E
  6. Ventilation: Approved Document F
  7. Sanitation, hot water safety and water efficiency: Approved Document G
  8. Drainage and waste disposal: Approved Document H
  9. Combustion appliances and fuel storage systems: Approved Document J
  10. Protection from falling, collision and impact: Approved Document K
  11. Conservation of fuel and power: Approved Document L
  12. Access to and use of buildings: Approved Document M
  13. Electrical safety: Approved Document P
  14. Security in dwellings: Approved Document Q
  15. High speed electronic communications networks: Approved Document R
  16. Material and workmanship: Approved Document 7
Published 9 April 2010
Last updated 21 April 2016 + show all updates
  1. Addition of new Approved Document R
  2. First published.