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NBS Building Regulations contains a full online library of standards for England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland and useful design tips and guidance with Guides to the Approved Documents and NBS Shortcuts.

NBS Building Regulations is an essential tool to make sure you have access to the most up-to-date documents no matter how many times they change.

 

England Approved Documents

A Structure, 2010 edition
B1 Fire Safety, Volume 1 Dwellinghouses, 2010 edition
B2 Fire Safety, Volume 2 Buildings other than Dwellinghouses, 2010 edition
C Site preparation and resistance to contaminants and moisture, 2010 edition
D Toxic substances, 2010 edition
E Resistance to the passage of sound, 2010 edition
F Ventilation, 2010 edition
G Sanitation, hot water safety and water efficiency, 2010 edition
H Drainage and waste disposal, 2010 edition
J Combustion appliances and fuel storage systems, 2010 edition
K Protection from falling, collision and impact, 2013 edition
L1A Conservation of fuel and power – new dwellings, 2010 edition
L1B Conservation of fuel and power – existing dwellings, 2010 edition
L2A Conservation of fuel and power – new buildings other than dwellings, 2010 edition
L2B Conservation of fuel and power – existing buildings other than dwellings, 2010 edition
M Access to and use of buildings: 2010 edition
P Electrical safety - Dwellings: 2013 edition (for use in England)
7 Materials and workmanship to support Regulation 7, 2013 edition (for use in England)

Wales Approved Documents

A Structure, 2010 edition
B1 Fire Safety, Volume 1 Dwellinghouses, 2010 edition
B2 Fire Safety, Volume 2 Buildings other than Dwellinghouses, 2010 edition
C Site preparation and resistance to contaminants and moisture, 2010 edition
D Toxic substances, 2010 edition
E Resistance to the passage of sound, 2010 edition
F Ventilation, 2010 edition
G Sanitation, hot water safety and water efficiency, 2010 edition
H Drainage and waste disposal, 2010 edition
J Combustion appliances and fuel storage systems, 2010 edition
K Protection from falling, collision and impact, 2010 edition
L1A Conservation of fuel and power – new dwellings, 2010 edition
L1B Conservation of fuel and power – existing dwellings, 2010 edition
L2A Conservation of fuel and power – new buildings other than dwellings, 2010 edition
L2B Conservation of fuel and power – existing buildings other than dwellings, 2010 edition
M Access to and use of buildings, 2010 edition
N Glazing – safety in relation to impact, opening and cleaning, 2010 edition
P Electrical safety - Dwellings, 2010 edition
7 Materials and workmanship to support Regulation 7, 2010 edition

Part L Second Tier Documents

Low or Zero Carbon Energy Sources: Strategic Guide
Domestic Heating Compliance Guide
Non Domestic Heating, Cooling and Ventilation Compliance Guide

Guides

Guide to Part B
Guide to Part F
Guide to Part L

Scotland Technical Handbooks

Erratum to 2011 Technical Handbooks, 2011 edition
Domestic 0 General, 2011 edition
Domestic 1 Structure, 2011 edition
Domestic 2 Fire, 2011 edition
Domestic 3 Environment, 2011 edition
Domestic 4 Safety, 2011 edition
Domestic 5 Noise, 2011 edition
Domestic 6 Energy, 2011 edition
Non-Domestic 0 General, 2011 edition
Non-Domestic 1 Structure, 2011 edition
Non-Domestic 2 Fire, 2011 edition
Non-Domestic 3 Environment, 2011 edition
Non-Domestic 4 Safety, 2011 edition
Non-Domestic 5 Noise, 2011 edition
Non-Domestic 6 Energy, 2011 edition

Northern Ireland Technical Booklets

C Site preparation and resistance to moisture, 1994 edition 2
D Structure, 2009 edition
E Fire Safety, 2005 edition 3
F1 Conservation of fuel and power in dwellings, 2006 edition 4
F2 Conservation of fuel and power in buildings other than dwellings, 2006 edition 4
G1 Sound (conversions), 1994 edition 2
H Stairs, ramps, guarding and protection from impact, 2006 edition
K Ventilation, 1998 edition 2
L Heat producing appliances, combustion appliances and fuel storage systems 2006 edition
N Drainage, 1990 edition 1,2
P Unvented hot water storage systems, 1994 edition 2
R Access to and use of buildings 2006 edition
V Glazing, 2000 edition
DOE Amendments Booklet – AMD1: 1998
DFP Amendments Booklet – AMD2: 2000
DFP Amendments Booklet – AMD3 2006
DFP Amendments Booklet – AMD4 2008

NBS Shortcuts

01 Disabled toilets
02 Roots and foundations
03 Mortar
04 Low or and Zero Carbon
05 Geothermal
06 Slip Resistance
07 flat roofing
08 Air pressure testing
09 Passive ventilation
10 Put that light out
11 SUDS
12 You've been Framed
13 More light – less heat
14 Approved Document L
15 How locks work
16 Fire
17 Anti-flood drainage
18 45 Degrees of Separation
19 Turning a deaf ear
20 Bathing in sunlight
21 Roof Drainage Sucks
22 Lofty Aspirations
23 Corporate Responsibilty
24 Going Underground
25 Who's responsible
26 Rainscreen cladding
27 Testing, Testing
28 Domestic Heating Compliance
29 Inflammatory Statements
30 Movement Joints
31 Dealing with Glare
32 In-use Hazards
33 Rammed Earth
34 Damp Proof Courses
35 Galvanizing Opinion
36 Radon
37 Contracts Expand
38 Performing Seals
39 European Exchange Rate
40 How Escalators Work
41 Carpets
42 Frank & Earnest
43 Roof-mounted Plant Room
44 Eco Standards
45 The Limestone Seeps Tonight
46 School Blazers
47 Home Information Packs
48 Sprinklers
49 Hydrogen Economy
50 Derrick Anchorer
51 Testing, Testing
52 Contracts Expand II
53 Flight simulations
54 Wastewater Drainage
55 The Height Report
56 Wooden Performance
57 Oil-fired Combustion
58 Settle Down, Settle Down
59 Timber Spans
60 Interstital Condensation
61 COSHH Assessments
62 Plotting a Hatch
63 Blowing hot and cold
64 Light Emitting Diodes
65 Fire detection
66 Stained and Decorative Glass
67 Quality Street
68 Below Ground Drainage
69 Fixings and Fasteners
70 A Dangerous Oversite
71 Soil Nailing
72 How Lifts Work
73 Waste Crimes
74 Classic Case Law
75 Plan of Work
76 Do not Disturb
78 Litigate Shun
80 The Slump Test
84 Composting Toilets
86 Approved Document G
87 Sawn Coniferae
88 Lime Green
90 CPD III
100 999 Letsby Avenue
101 BIM musing
106 In, Node, Out
108 Abacus Nimbus : A journey through cloud computing

Contents subject to change without notice.

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