Approved Document A contains design standards and guidance for the structural stability and safety of all buildings and provides direction on how not to affect the structural integrity of other buildi...Read more
Approved Document B addresses fire safety precautions which must be adhered to, to ensure the safety of occupants, firefighters and those close to the building in the event of a fire.
The document co...Read more
Approved Document C provides instruction on resistance to contaminants and moisture, including ensuring buildings are protected from both weather and water damage, from dangerous substances such as ra...Read more
Approved Document D contains guidance on controlling toxic substances used in building works. It focuses on health and safety guidance for using a barrier in a cavity wall to prevent harmful fume...Read more
Approved Document E provides guidance on the resistance to the passage of sound in domestic buildings, in schools and flats. This guidance applies to new buildings, to alterations to pre-existing prem...Read more
Approved Document F provides guidance on building ventilation, including building air quality and preventing condensation in a domestic or non-domestic structure.
In a domestic property, ventil...Read more
Approved Document G provides guidance on the supply of water to a property, including water safety, hot water supply, sanitation and water efficiency i.e. an easily accessible water supply that doesn...Read more
Approved Document H offers guidance on drainage including foul and surface water and rainwater, and sanitary waste disposal, including sewage structures and their upkeep.
The document pr...Read more
Approved Document J provides guidance on the safe installation and usage of heat producing appliances, including boilers, chimneys and flues, and offers advice on safe fuel storage installations, incl...Read more
Approved Document K includes advice on protection from falling, collision and impact.
Protection from falling involves the fitting of safety measures on staircases, ramps and ladders, as well a...Read more
Approved Document L1A: Conservation of fuel and power in new dwellings
Approved Document L provides guidance on the conservation of fuel and power.
It is split into four parts, L1A covers...Read more
Approved Document M: Volume 1 - Dwellings
Approved Document M provides information about the ease of access to, and use of, buildings, including facilities for disabled visitors or occupants, and the...Read more
Approved Document N was withdrawn in England in 2013 and the functional requirements and technical guidance it contained were moved into Approved Document K.
This included the use of safety glaz...Read more
Approved Document P: Electrical safety - Dwellings (2013 edition)
Approved Document P contains guidance on electrical safety in dwellings, including detailed information about what procedures need to...Read more
Approved Document Q: Security - Dwellings
Approved Document Q contains guidance on security in new dwellings, including measures taken to avoid any unauthorised entrance to dwellings and flats within...Read more
Approved Document R - Electronic communications
Approved Document R - Physical infrastructure for high speed electronic communications networks
Approved Document R contains guidance on hi...Read more
Approved Document 7
Approved Document 7 - Materials and workmanship
Regulation 7 provides guidance on materials and workmanship, i.e. the use of the appropriate materials for a construction and how ...Read more