Approved Documents

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

The Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government, now the Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities 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

Building Regulations and Approved Documents index

Approved Documents

Updates to this page

Published 9 April 2010
Last updated 15 May 2024 + show all updates
  1. Added Toilet accommodation: Approved Document T.

  2. Added Overheating: Approved Document O. Added Infrastructure for charging electric vehicles: Approved Document S.

  3. Addition of new Approved Document R

  4. First published.