Statutory guidance

Combustion appliances and fuel storage systems: Approved Document J

Building regulation in England for the storage of fuel systems and combustion products.


Approved Document J: combustion appliances and fuel storage systems

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This edition covers the air supply, discharge of combustion products and protection of the building for solid fuel, gas and oil appliances, along with the provision of information for heaths, fireplaces, flues and chimneys.

Archived versions of Approved Document J are available at the National Archives

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Published 3 December 2010