Statutory guidance

Fire safety: Approved Document B

Building regulation in England covering fire safety matters within and around buildings.

Documents

Approved Document B (fire safety) volume 1: dwellinghouses

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Approved Document B (fire safety) volume 2: buildings other than dwellinghouses (2006 edition incorporating the 2010 and 2013 amendments)

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November 2018 to April 2019 amendments to Approved Document B, Volume 1 and Volume 2

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December 2018 amendments to Approved Document B, Volume 1 and Volume 2

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November 2018 amendment to Approved Document B (fire safety) volume 2: buildings other than dwellinghouses

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2013 amendments to Approved Documents

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Building regulations fire safety procedural guidance (2015 – 5th edition)

Approved Document B: frequently asked questions

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Details

Building regulations for fire safety in residential homes, including new and existing dwellings, flats, residential accommodation, schools, colleges and offices.

We have also published frequently asked questions following the ban on combustible materials in external walls: Building (Amendment) Regulations 2018: frequently asked questions

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

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Published 7 December 2010
Last updated 16 April 2019 + show all updates
  1. Added November 2018 to April 2019 amendments to Approved Document B, Volume 1 and Volume 2.
  2. Added 2018 amendments to Approved Document B (fire safety) volume 1 and volume 2.
  3. Added 2018 amendment to Approved Document B (fire safety) volume 2: buildings other than dwellinghouses - amendments to statutory guidance covering fire safety matters within and around buildings in England.
  4. First published.