Planning, building and the environment

Approved Documents and Building Regulations publications

Practical guidance on ways to comply with the functional requirements in the Building Regulations is outlined in a series of "Approved Documents" published by Communities and Local Government.

Each document contains:

  • general guidance on the performance expected of materials and building work in order to comply with each of the requirements of the Building Regulations; and
  • practical examples and solutions on how to achieve compliance for some of the more common building situations.

All of the Approved Documents and related publications are available on the Planning Portal at:

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