Statutory guidance

Sanitation, hot water safety and water efficiency: Approved Document G

Building regulation for England addressing hot water safety and efficiency of water in buildings.

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Approved Document G: sanitation, hot water safety and water efficiency

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Corrections to Approved Document G 2015 edition with 2016 amendments: sanitation, hot water safety and water efficiency

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Detail

The current edition covers the standards required for cold water supply, water efficiency, hot water supply and systems, sanitary conveniences and washing faclities, bathrooms and kitchens and food preparation areas.

This amended approved document took effect on 1 March 2016 for use in England. It does not apply to work started before 1 March 2016, or work subject to a building notice, full plans application or initial notice submitted before that date provided the work is started on site before 1 March 2016.

It also applies to building work carried out on excepted energy buildings in Wales as defined in the Welsh Ministers (Transfer of Functions (No. 2) Order 2009.

Correction to previous edition

A correction document which lists the 2016 changes made to the previous edition of ‘Approved Document G: sanitation, hot water safety and water efficiency’ 2015 edition has also been published.

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

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