Amendments to the Approved Documents

This amendment slip shows how the old regulation numbers within Building Regulations 2000 correspond tot he new regulation numbers within Building Regulations 2010.

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APPROVED DOCUMENT A – Structure

Summary Date published: reprinted September 2013 This current reprint of Approved Document A – Structure, incorporates amendments made to the 2004 edition. This includes the July 2013 amendments that came into force on 1 October 2013. This reprint further incorporates editorial corrections and amendments. There have been no amendments to the substantive requirements in Schedule 1... Read more »

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APPROVED DOCUMENT B – Fire Safety (Vol. 1 – dwelling houses)

Summary Date published: reprinted December 2010 This current edition of Approved Document B (Fire Safety) – Volume1: Dwellings, has been updated and replaces the previous 2006 incorporating 2010 amendments edition. It incorporates amendments made to reflect any changes arising as a result of the Building Regulations 2010. The changes mainly reflect regulation number changes as a... Read more »

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APPROVED DOCUMENT B – Fire Safety (Vol. 2 – Buildings other than dwelling houses)

Summary Date published: January 2013 This current edition of Approved Document B (Fire Safety) – Volume 2: Buildings other than Dwellinghouses, has been updated and replaces the previous 2006 incororating 2007 and 2010 amendments edition. It incorporates amendments made to reflect any changes arising as a result of the Building Regulations 2010. The changes mainly reflect... Read more »

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APPROVED DOCUMENT C – Site preparation and resistance to contaminants and moisture

Summary Date published: reprinted September 2013 This current reprint of Approved Document C – Site preparation and resistance to contaminates and moisture, incorporates amendments made to the 2004 edition. This includes the July 2013 amendments that came into force on 1 October 2013. This reprint further incorporates editorial corrections and amendments. There have been no amendments... Read more »

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APPROVED DOCUMENT E – Resistance to the passage of sound

Summary Date published: reprinted December 2010 This current edition of Approved Document E – Resistance to the passage of sound, has been updated to incorporate amendments made to reflect any changes arising as a result of the Building Regulations 2010. Changes coming into effect in 2013. DCLG has published the 2013 Amendments to Approved Documents for... Read more »

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APPROVED DOCUMENT F – Ventilation

Summary Date published: reprinted December 2010 This 2010 edition of Approved Document F – Ventilation has been updated and replaces the previous edition. It incorporates amendments made to reflect any changes arising as a result of the Building Regulations 2010. The changes mainly reflect regulation number changes as a result of re-ordering. There have been no amendments... Read more »

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APPROVED DOCUMENT G – Sanitation, hot water safety and water efficiency

Summary Date published: reprinted December 2010 This current edition of Approved Document H (Drainage and Waste Disposal), has been updated and replaces the previous 2002 edition. It incorporates amendments made to reflect any changes arising as a result of the Building Regulations 2010. The changes mainly reflect regulation number changes as a result of re-ordering. There... Read more »

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APPROVED DOCUMENT H – Drainage and waste disposal

Summary Date published: reprinted December 2010 This current edition of Approved Document H (Drainage and Waste Disposal), has been updated and replaces the previous 2002 edition. It incorporates amendments made to reflect any changes arising as a result of the Building Regulations 2010. The changes mainly reflect regulation number changes as a result of re-ordering. There... Read more »

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APPROVED DOCUMENT J – Combustion appliances and fuel storage systems

Summary Date published: reprinted December2010 This current edition of Approved Document J (Combustion appliances and fuel storage systems), has been updated and replaces the previous 2010 edition. It incorporates amendments made to reflect any changes arising as a result of the Building Regulations 2010. The changes mainly reflect regulation number changes as a result of re-ordering.... Read more »

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APPROVED DOCUMENT K – Protection from falling

Summary Date published: January 2013 This current edition of Approved Document K – Protection from falling, replaces the previous edition. This edition has a new look and has been totally re-designed to make reading and navigation easier by using a single column format. There are no new technical requirements. This edition has been updated by combining... Read more »

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APPROVED DOCUMENT L1A – Conservation of fuel and power in new dwellings

Summary Date published: March 2014 The 2013 edition of Approved Document L1A, Conservation of fuel and power in new dwellings, is the current edition for use in England*. It came into effect on 6 April 2014 and replaces the 2010 edition (incorporating further 2010 amendments)

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APPROVED DOCUMENT L1B – Conservation of fuel and power in existing dwellings

Summary Date published: May 2010, reprinted December 2010 with corrections The 2010 edition (as amended) of Approved Document L1B, Conservation of fuel and power in existing dwellings came into effect on 1 October 2010. Further amendments to the 2010 edition came into effect on 6 April 2014 for use in England*. They update references to third... Read more »

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APPROVED DOCUMENT L2A – Conservation of fuel and power in new buildings other than dwellings

Summary Date published: March 2014 The 2013 edition of Approved Document L2A, Conservation of fuel and power in new buildings other than dwellings, is the current edition for use in England*. It came into effect on 6 April 2014 and replaces the 2010 edition (incorporating further 2010 amendments).

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APPROVED DOCUMENT L2B – Conservation of fuel and power in existing buildings other than dwellings

Summary Date published: May 2010 reprinted Decmeber 2010 with corrections The 2010 edition (as amended) of Approved Document L2B, Conservation of fuel and power in existing buildings other than dwellings came into effect on 1 October 2010. Further amendments to the 2010 edition came into effect on 6 April 2014 for use in England*. They update... Read more »

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APPROVED DOCUMENT M – Access to and use of buildings

Summary Date published: January 2013 This current edition of Approved Document M: Access to and Use of Buildings has been updated and replaces the previous edition. It incorporates text amendments made to reflect any changes arising as a result of the Building Regulations 2010 and 2013 amendments. There have been no amendments to the substantive requirements... Read more »

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APPROVED DOCUMENT P – Electrical safety – Dwellings

Summary Date published: January 2013 This current edition of Approved Document P: Electrical safety – Dwellings, has been updated and replaces the previous edition. This edition has a new look and has been re-designed to make reading and navigation easier by using a single column format. There are some legal and technical changes in this edition:... Read more »

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APPROVED DOCUMENT Regulation 7 – Materials and workmanship

Summary Date published: January 2013 This is the current edition of Approved Document 7 – Material and workmanship, This edition has a new look and has been totally redesigned to make reading and navigation easier by using a single column format. There are no new technical requirements. This edition has been updated to reflect the full... Read more »

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APPROVED DOCUMENTS D – Toxic substances

Summary Date published: reprinted December 2010 This current edition of Approved Document D (Toxic Substances) has been updated and replaces the previous 2002 edition. It incorporates amendments made to reflect any changes arising as a result of the Building Regulations 2010. The changes mainly reflect regulation number changes as a result of re-ordering. There have been... Read more »

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CDM 2015 – Draft Guidance

Subject to Parliamentary approval, new Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015 (CDM 2015) will come into force on 6 April 2015. About this guidance This draft Legal (L) Series guidance   is on the legal requirements for CDM 2015.  It’s being made available before the Regulations come into force on 6 April to help anyone who has... Read more »

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EnerPHit Certification Criteria

EnerPHit Certification Criteria: Residential Refurbishment – The EnerPHit Standard has been developed as a good practice refurbishment guide for Passivhaus renovations. EnerPHit recognises the difficulty of achieving a full Passivhaus standard in existing buildings without excessive cost or intrusion to the existing building. Hence EnerPHit has set a slightly different standard requirement to the full Passivhaus... Read more »

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LABC Guide to converting your property

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Party Wall Explanatory Booklet – 2015

Introduction The Party Wall etc Act 1996 provides a framework for preventing and resolving disputes in relation to party walls, boundary walls and excavations near neighbouring buildings. A building owner proposing to start work covered by the Act must give adjoining owners notice of their intentions in the way set down in the Act. Adjoining owners can... Read more »

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Passivhaus Building Certification

Passivhaus certification is a quality control process that will ensure your building performs as designed The first ‘Passivhaus’ low energy construction standard is credited to Dr. Wolfgang Feist of the Passivhaus Institut, Germany. The first Passivhaus being completed in Darmstadt, Germany in 1990. Passive Houses” were defined as buildings which have an extremely small heating... Read more »

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Passivhaus Certification Criteria: Non-Residential

Passivhaus Certification Criteria: Non-Residential – Outlines the certification and evidence requirement for the non residential Passivhaus Standard The first ‘Passivhaus’ low energy construction standard is credited to Dr. Wolfgang Feist of the Passivhaus Institut, Germany. The first Passivhaus being completed in Darmstadt, Germany in 1990. Passive Houses” were defined as buildings which have an extremely small... Read more »

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Passivhaus Certification Criteria: Residential

Passivhaus Certification Criteria: Residential – Outlines the certification and evidence requirement for the residential Passivhaus Standard The first ‘Passivhaus’ low energy construction standard is credited to Dr. Wolfgang Feist of the Passivhaus Institut, Germany. The first Passivhaus being completed in Darmstadt, Germany in 1990. Passive Houses” were defined as buildings which have an extremely small heating... Read more »

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Passivhaus Primer: A Contractor’s Guide

So you’ve been asked to build a Passivhaus? The first ‘Passivhaus’ low energy construction standard is credited to Dr. Wolfgang Feist of the Passivhaus Institut, Germany. The first Passivhaus being completed in Darmstadt, Germany in 1990. Passive Houses” were defined as buildings which have an extremely small heating energy demand even in the Central European... Read more »

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Passivhaus Primer: Designer’s Guide

A guide for the design team and local authorities The first ‘Passivhaus’ low energy construction standard is credited to Dr. Wolfgang Feist of the Passivhaus Institut, Germany. The first Passivhaus being completed in Darmstadt, Germany in 1990. Passive Houses” were defined as buildings which have an extremely small heating energy demand even in the Central... Read more »

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Passivhaus Primer: Introduction

An aid to understanding the key principles to the Passivhaus standard The first ‘Passivhaus’ low energy construction standard is credited to Dr. Wolfgang Feist of the Passivhaus Institut, Germany. The first Passivhaus being completed in Darmstadt, Germany in 1990. Passive Houses” were defined as buildings which have an extremely small heating energy demand even in... Read more »

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PHPP Demo Software

PHPP Demo Software – All versions of the Passive House Planning Package (PHPP), including this demonstration version, are copyright of the Passivhaus Institut. Users are encouraged to pass on this demonstration version, provided that it is not changed in any way The full version of the PHPP 2007 can be purchased here. It comes with a 200... Read more »

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