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Approved Documents

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

Contents

  1. Documents

The Department for 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

    • Statutory guidance
  2. Fire safety: Approved Document B

    • Statutory guidance
  3. Site preparation and resistance to contaminates and moisture: Approved Document C

    • Statutory guidance
  4. Toxic substances: Approved Document D

    • Statutory guidance
  5. Resistance to sound: Approved Document E

    • Statutory guidance
  6. Ventilation: Approved Document F

    • Statutory guidance
  7. Sanitation, hot water safety and water efficiency: Approved Document G

    • Statutory guidance
  8. Drainage and waste disposal: Approved Document H

    • Statutory guidance
  9. Combustion appliances and fuel storage systems: Approved Document J

    • Statutory guidance
  10. Protection from falling, collision and impact: Approved Document K

    • Statutory guidance
  11. Conservation of fuel and power: Approved Document L

    • Statutory guidance
  12. Access to and use of buildings: Approved Document M

    • Statutory guidance
  13. Electrical safety: Approved Document P

    • Statutory guidance
  14. Security in dwellings: Approved Document Q

    • Statutory guidance
  15. High speed electronic communications networks: Approved Document R

    • Statutory guidance
  16. Material and workmanship: Approved Document 7

    • Statutory guidance