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 and 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)

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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.

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Published 7 December 2010
Last updated 18 December 2018 + show all updates
  1. Added 2018 amendments to Approved Document B (fire safety) volume 1 and volume 2.
  2. 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.
  3. First published.