Part M


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Approved Document M

Access to and use of buildings (2004 edition incorporating 2010 amendments) (applicable to Wales only, no longer current in England)


Part M applies generally to material alterations of and extensions to existing non-domestic buildings and material changes of use to some non-domestic uses. Gives guidance on historic buildings and dwellings. Covers: M1 Access and use. M2 Access to extensions to buildings other than dwellings. M3 Sanitary conveniences in extensions to buildings other than dwellings and M4 Sanitary conveniences in dwellings.

Document History

Not for use in England, replaced by NBS Building Regulations 2010: Approved Documents M Access to and use of buildings (2004 edition incorporating 2010 and 2013 amendments). Building regulation powers were devolved to Wales on 31 December 2011. The documents current on 31 December 2011 will continue to apply to Wales. As guidance is reviewed and changes made separate Welsh Approved Documents will be published. For Wales: See also: Amendments to the Approved Documents (WG, 2013). Came into effect 1st May 2004. Main changes made by the 2010 amendments. This 2004 edition incorporating the 2010 amendments reflects changes made as a result of the Building Regulations 2010 and Building Approved Inspectors etc. 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 (i.e. Parts A to P) of the Building Regulations. Please note the simplification of the definition of 'room for residential purposes' in regulation 2 of the Building Regulations 2010. Please also note that L1(c) has now become regulation 40.

Year of publication: 2010

Pages: 87

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