This edition introduces a new requirement for in-building physical infrastructure which enables connections to broadband networks.
The requirement applies in England to new buildings and to existing buildings that are subject to major renovation works. The requirement applies both to dwellings and to buildings other than dwellings.
Approved Document R takes effect on 1 January 2017 for use in England. It does not apply to work subject to a building notice, full plans application or initial notice submitted before 1 January 2017.
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