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Online access to the official Approved Documents for England and Wales

The official publisher

NBS is the official publisher for the Building Regulations Approved Documents for England and Wales.

Easy to reference, quick to search

The content of NBS Building Regulations is presented in short, manageable chunks allowing you to quickly search, browse and locate relevant guidance. It also contains hyperlinks to other referenced technical documents in the Construction Information Service.

If you are a subscriber to NBS specification software you will also benefit from direct links to NBS Building Regulations from NBS Guidance, so you always have the most up-to-date information to hand when writing your specifications.

Online library of technical documentation

NBS Building Regulations provides access to the latest Approved Documents, Scottish Technical Handbooks and Northern Ireland Technical Booklets. You can also access an archive of historic standards, ensuring you can accurately refer back to superseded or obsolete documents.

NBS Shortcuts

NBS Shortcuts are a regular series of illustrated "how-to" articles with easy-to-follow text and hand-drawn graphic details covering a wide range of practice, regulatory and design guidance subjects. NBS Shortcuts are updated regularly, providing useful design guidance to help you get to grips with the Building Regulations.