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

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Approved Document B2


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 regulation number changes as a result of re-ordering. There have been no amendments to the substantive requirements in Schedule 1 (ie Parts A to P) of the Building Regulations.

Below is a link to an amendment slip showing how the old regulation numbers correspond to the new regulation numbers.

Changes coming into effect in 2013

The changes in the 2006 edition, incorporating the 2010 and 2013 amendments of AD B Vol 2, take effect from 6 April 2013 for building work carried out in England and for excepted energy buildings in Wales as defined in the Welsh Ministers (Transfer of Functions) (No. 2) Order 2009. The current 2006 edition incorporating the 2007 and 2010 amendments (archived below) will continue to apply to building work started before 6 April 2013 or subject to a building notice, full plans application or initial notice submitted before 6 April 2013.

The 2006 edition incorporating the 2010 and 2013 amendments edition of AD B Vol 2 has been made available for download below.

A further document which lists the 2013 amendments to AD B Vol 1 and Vol 2 has also been published for use with the current AD B Vol 1 and Vol 2 (2006 editions incorporating 2010 amendments) versions from 6 April 2013 and can be found in the download section.