Guidance

Building Regulations and Approved Documents index

An enhanced Manual to the Building Regulations designed to be clear and useful for a range of audiences, and a fully searchable PDF of all Approved Documents.

Applies to England

The Independent Review of Building Regulations and Fire Safety led by Dame Judith Hackitt made a number of recommendations to enhance the safety of buildings, including to reinstate an enhanced Manual to the Building Regulations (PDF, 8.94MB, 62 pages) and to publish a fully searchable PDF of all Approved Documents.

This new edition of the manual has been designed to be clear and useful for a range of audiences, and is split into two volumes: an accessible overview and a more detailed set of guidance.

Manual to the Building Regulations

Manual to the Building Regulations

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Approved Documents

Download the fully searchable PDF of the Approved Documents

The Merged Approved Documents

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Archived single Approved Documents

Find archived separate versions of all the Approved Documents.

Published 20 July 2020
Last updated 10 August 2021 + show all updates
  1. Added July 2021 edition of the Merged Approved Documents, incorporating 2020 editions of Approved Document B1 and Approved Document B2.

  2. First published.