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Approved documents

For convenience, the most recent versions of the Approved Documents for the fourteen technical "Parts" of the Building Regulations' requirements are accessible from this page.

You can quickly download each volume of the approved documents in PDF format from the box on the right.

Approved Documents - Downloads

Quickly download each volume of the approved documents in PDF format from here.

Part A (Structural safety)

This section covers the technical guidance contained in Part A (Approved Document A) of schedule 1 of the Building Regulations concerned with the requirements with respect to structural safety.

Part B (Fire safety)

This section covers the technical guidance contained in Part B (Approved Document B) of schedule 1 of the Building Regulations concerned with the requirements with respect to fire safety.

Part C (Resistance to contaminants and moisture)

This section covers the technical guidance contained in Part C (Approved Document C) of schedule 1 of the Building Regulations concerned with the requirements with respect to site preparation and resistance to contaminants and moisture.

Part D (Toxic Substances)

This section covers the technical guidance contained in Part D (Approved Document D) of schedule 1 of the Building Regulations concerned with the requirements with respect to Toxic Substances.

Part E (Resistance to sound)

This section covers the technical guidance contained in Part E (Approved Document E) of schedule 1 of the Building Regulations with the requirements with respect to resistance to sound.

Part F (Ventilation)

This section covers the technical guidance contained in Part F (Approved Document F) of schedule 1 of the Building Regulations concerned with the requirements with respect to ventilation.

Part G (Sanitation, Hot Water Safety and Water Efficiency)

This section covers the technical guidance contained in Part G (Approved Document G) of schedule 1 of the Building Regulations with the requirements with respect to Sanitation, Hot Water Safety and Water Efficiency.

Part H (Drainage and waste disposal)

This section covers the technical guidance contained in Part H (Approved Document H) of schedule 1 of the Building Regulations with the requirements with respect to Drainage and waste disposal.

Part J (Heat producing appliances)

This section covers the technical guidance contained in Part J (Approved Document J) of schedule 1 of the Building Regulations with the requirements with respect to heat producing appliances.

Part K (Protection from falling)

This section covers the technical guidance contained in Part K (Approved Document K) of schedule 1 of the Building Regulations with the requirements with respect to protection from falling.

Part L (Conservation of fuel and power)

This section covers the technical guidance contained in Part L (Approved Document L) of schedule 1 of the Building Regulations with the requirements with respect to Conservation of fuel and power.

Part M (Access to and Use of Buildings)

This section covers the technical guidance contained in Part M (Approved Document M) of schedule 1 of the Building Regulations with the requirements with respect to Access to and use of buildings.

Part N (Glazing safety)

This section covers the technical guidance contained in Part N (Approved Document N) of schedule 1 of the Building Regulations with the requirements with respect to glazing safety.

Part P (Electrical Safety)

This section covers the technical guidance contained in Part P (Approved Document P) of schedule 1 of the Building Regulations with the requirements with respect to electrical safety.

Workmanship and Materials

Key components of achieving the desired standards of buildings are the workmanship and the materials used.

Technical Guidance

As the technical requirements of the Building Regulations are broad functional requirements, the role of guidance in knowing how those requirements can be satisfied is key.

Broadband

Following a recommendation by the Broadband Stakeholder Group, the (then) ODPM carried out a public consultation on the issue of ducting to and around new buildings.

Copyright

© Crown copyright 2006 This publication has been approved by Ministers and has official status. Copyright in the contents, the cover, the design and the typographical arrangement of this publication rests with the Crown unless otherwise stated.