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Building Regulations 2010

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Building regulations control provision of services, fittings and equipment in or in connection with buildings as well as about the design and construction of buildings. The requirements are set out in Schedule 1 of the Building Regulations 2010. Guidance on how to meet these requirements can be found within the Approved Documents.

The purpose of the Approved Documents is to give guidance for a number of typical building situations. There is no obligation to adopt any particular solution contained in an Approved Document as there may well be alternative ways of achieving compliance which may be more preferable.

Requirements (approved documents)

Part A Structural Safety

A1 Loading
A2 Ground movement
A3 Disproportionate collapse

Part B Fire safety

Volume 1 Dwellinghouses

B1 Means of warning and escape

B2 Internal fire spread (linings)

B3 Internal fire spread (structure)

B4 External fire spread

B5 Access and facilities for the fire service

Volume 2 Buildings other than dwellinghouses

B1 Means of warning and escape

B2 Internal fire spread (linings)

B3 Internal fire spread (structure)

B4 External fire spread

B5 Access and facilities for the fire service

Part C Site preparation and resistance to contaminants and moisture

C1 Site preparation and resistance to contaminants

C2 Resistance to moisture

Part D Toxic substances

D1 Cavity Insulation

Part E Resistance to the passage of sound

E1 Protection against sound from other parts of the building and adjoining buildings

E2 Protection against sound within a dwelling-house etc.

E3 Reverberation in common parts of buildings containing flats or rooms for residential purposes

E4 Acoustic conditions in schools

Part F   Ventilation

F1 Means of ventilation

Part G   Sanitation, hot water safety and water efficiency

G1 Cold water supply

G2 Water efficiency

G3 Hot water supply and systems

G4 Sanitary conveniences and washing facilities

G5 Bathrooms

G6 Kitchen and food preparation areas

Part H   Drainage and waste disposal

H1 Foul water drainage

H2 Wastewater treatment systems and cesspools

H3 Rainwater drainage

H4 Building over sewers

H5 Separate systems of drainage

H6 Solid waste storage​

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Part J Combustion appliances and fuel storage systems

J1 Air supply

J2 Discharge of products of combustion

J3 Warning of release of carbon monoxide

J4 Protection of building

J5 Provision of information

J6 Protection of liquid fuel storage systems

J7 Protection against pollution

Part  Protection from falling, collision and impact

K1 Stairs, ladders and ramps

K2 Protection from falling

K3 vehicle barriers and loading bays

K4 Protection against impact with glazing

K5 Additional provisions for glazing in buildings other than dwellings

K6 Protection against impact from trapping by doors

Part L  Conservation of fuel and power

There are four approved documents to cover this requirement to Schedule 1 of the Building Regulations and changes to these approved documents came into effect on the 6th April 2014

L1A Conservation of fuel and power in new dwellings

L1B Conservation of fuel and power in existing dwellings

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

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

Part  Access and use of buildings

M1 Access and use

M2 Access to extensions to buildings other than dwellings

M3 Sanitary conveniences in extensions to buildings other than dwellings

M4 Sanitary conveniences in dwellings

Part N Glazing - this Approved document was withdrawn from use in England on the 6 April 2013.

The technical requirements previously covered by Part N are now dealt with in Parts K and M.

Part P   Electrical safety - dwellings

P1 Design and installation of electrical installations

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 Materials and workmanship to supportRegulation 7

Covers aspects of the correct use of materials, the correct manner of workmanship and the unimpeded use of EC marked products.

Further guidance

Communities and local government planning portal website

Purchase documents

TSO (The Stationery Office) and RIBA Bookshops

Published:
18 May 2012
Last Modified:
14 November 2014

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