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New Approved Documents for England - Part E, G, H, M1, M2 and Q

New Approved Documents for England - Part E, G, H, M1, M2 and Q

Revisions to Part E (6 April 2015) and to Parts G, H, M1, M2 and the new Approved Document Q which are due to come into effect in October 2015. Ensure you have the latest England only Approved Documents for your project requirements with NBS Building Regulations.

 

To download these latest editions please use the links below:

 

E Resistance to the passage of sound (from 6 April 2015)
G Sanitation, hot water safety and water efficiency (from October 2015)
H Drainage and waste disposal (from October 2015)
M1 Access to and use of buildings - Dwellings (from October 2015)
M2 Access to and use of buildings - Buildings other than dwellings (from October 2015)
Q Security - Dwellings (from October 2015)

New Technical Handbook for Scotland

Revisions to Section 6 of the Technical Handbooks, which will come into force on October 2015, are now available.

 

To download these revised editions please use the links below:

 

Domestic 6 Energy (from October 2015)
Non-Domestic 6 Energy (from October 2015)
Current versions are available on the Scotland Home page

New Approved Document for Wales

Revisions to Approved Document B, Volume 2 (2013 Amendments) comes into effect 30 April 2014.

 

To download the latest edition please use the link below:

 

Fire safety - Buildings other than dwellinghouses

B Materials and workmanship

New Technical Booklet for Northern Ireland - B

New Technical Booklet B Materials and Workmanship is due to come into effect on 1st October 2013.

 

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B Materials and workmanship

NBS Shortcuts

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Guides England & Wales

Easy-to-use guides to understanding and complying with the provisions outlined in the Approved Documents, plus DCLG's secondary documents as referenced by Part L. read more...