Approved Documents – Downloads

(last update Jan 2015)

For convenience, the most recent versions of the Approved Documents that support the fourteen technical “Parts” of the Building Regulations’ together with Regulation 7 are accessible from this page. These documents contain the knowledge you will require for most residential projects to ensure your building is constructed to regulations such as safety, heat-loss, structural, sound proofing etc.

Click the images or links below to download the Approved Documents in PDF form.

These links are provided for convenience – It is advised, however, that you read the full details pages for each part in order to check for updates or addendum.

Approved Document A - Structure

Part A (Structural safety)
(Full details) This section covers the technical guidance that supports Part A of schedule 1 of the Building Regulations concerned with the requirements with respect to structural safety.

Approved Document B (Fire safety) – Volume 1: Dwellinghouses

Part B (Fire safety) – Volume 1: Dwellinghouses
(Full details) This section covers the technical guidance that supports Part B of schedule 1 of the Building Regulations, concerned with the requirements with respect to fire safety.

Approved Document C - Site preparation and resistance to contaminates and moisture

Part C (Resistance to contaminants and moisture)
(Full details) This section covers the technical guidance that supports Part C of schedule 1 of the Building Regulations, concerned with the requirements with respect to site preparation and resistance to contaminants and moisture.

Approved Document D - Toxic Substances

Part D (Toxic Substances)
(Full details) This section covers the technical guidance that supports Part D of schedule 1 of the Building Regulations, concerned with the requirements with respect to toxic substances.

Approved Document E - Resistance to the passage of sound

Part E (Resistance to sound)
(Full details) This section covers the technical guidance that supports Part E of schedule 1 of the Building Regulations, with the requirements with respect to resistance to sound.

Approved Document F - Ventilation

Part F (Ventilation)
(Full details) This section covers the technical guidance that supports Part F of schedule 1 of the Building Regulations, concerned with the requirements with respect to ventilation.

Approved Document G (Sanitation, hot water safety and water efficiency)

Part G (Sanitation, Hot Water Safety and Water Efficiency)
(Full details) This section covers the technical guidance that supports Part G of schedule 1 of the Building Regulations, with the requirements with respect to Sanitation, Hot Water Safety and Water Efficiency.

Approved Document H - Drainage and Waste Disposal

Part H (Drainage and waste disposal)
(Full details) This section covers the technical guidance that supports Part H of schedule 1 of the Building Regulations, with the requirements with respect to Drainage and waste disposal.

Approved Document J - Combustion appliances and Fuel Storage systems

Part J (Heat producing appliances)
(Full details) This section covers the technical guidance that supports Part J of schedule 1 of the Building Regulations, with the requirements with respect to heat producing appliances.

Approved Document K - Protection from falling, collision and impact

Part K (Protection from falling)
(Full details) This section covers the technical guidance that supports Part K of schedule 1 of the Building Regulations, with the requirements with respect to protection from falling.

Approved Document L1A: Conservation of fuel and power (New dwellings)

Part L1A: Conservation of fuel and power (New dwellings)
(Full details) This section covers the technical guidance that supports Part L of schedule 1 of the Building Regulations, with the requirements with respect to Conservation of fuel and power.

Approved Document M - Access to and Use of Buildings

Part M (Access to and Use of Buildings)
(Full details) This section covers the technical guidance that support Part M of schedule 1 of the Building Regulations, with the requirements with respect to Access to and use of buildings.

Approved Document P: Electrical safety - dwellings

Part P (Electrical Safety)
(Full details) This section covers the technical guidance that supports Part P of schedule 1 of the Building Regulations, with the requirements with respect to electrical safety.

Workmanship and Materials

Workmanship and Materials
(Full details) This section covers the technical guidance that supports Regulation 7 of the Building Regulations, concerned with the requirements for workmanship and the materials used.