Council for Aluminium in Building
Clydebank College

Building Regulations

Approved Documents and the Building Regulation for England and Wales

Approved Documents are a practical guide on ways to comply with the functional requirements in the Building Regulations and are published by the Department for Communities and Local Government.

Each document contains:

  • general guidance on the performance expected of materials and building work in order to comply with each of the requirements of the Building Regulations; and
  • practical examples and solutions on how to achieve compliance for some of the more common building situations.
Approved DocumentTitle
AD AStructures Available here
AD B1Fire DwellingsAvailable here
AD B2Fire Non Dwellings Available here
AD CSite PreparationAvailable here
AD D Toxic Substances Available here
AD E Sound ResistanceAvailable here
AD F Ventilation Available here
AD GHygieneAvailable here
AD JCombustion and Fuel Storage Available here
AD KProtection from FallingAvailable here
AD L1aConservation of Fuel and Power New Build DwellingsAvailable here
AD L1bConservation of Fuel and Power Existing DwellingsAvailable here
AD L2aConservation of Fuel and Power New Build Non DwellingsAvailable here
AD L2bConservation of Fuel and Power Existing Non DwellingsAvailable here
AD MAccess to and Use of BuildingsAvailable here
AD NGlazing SafetyAvailable here
AD PElectrical Safety DwellingsAvailable here

With the revision of AD L, the Standard Assessment Procedure has also been updated (SAP 2012) and is available at www.bre.co.uk/sap2012/page.jsp?id=2759

Below are the Technical Handbooks for Scotland

Domestic Handbook 2011Title
Section 0GeneralAvailable here
Section 1StructureAvailable here
Section 2FireAvailable here
Section 3EnvironmentAvailable here
Section 4SafetyAvailable here
Section 5NoiseAvailable here
Section 6EnergyAvailable here
Section 7SustainabilityAvailable here
Non Domestic Handbook 2011Title
Section 0GeneralAvailable here
Section 1StructureAvailable here
Section 2FireAvailable here
Section 3EnvironmentAvailable here
Section 4SafetyAvailable here
Section 5NoiseAvailable here
Section 6EnergyAvailable here
Section 7SustainabilityAvailable here