Building Regulation Compliance

Welcome to Building Compliance Testing Limited, your trusted partner in ensuring your building projects meet all necessary building regulations. We specialize in providing guidance and solutions to achieve compliance with the UK’s building regulations.

Approved Documents

The UK government publishes a series of guidance called ‘Approved Documents’1 that provide practical examples and solutions on how to achieve compliance for some of the more common building situations1These documents offer general guidance on the performance expected of materials and building work to comply with the building regulations1.

Here is a brief overview of the Approved Documents:

  1. Structure: Approved Document A1: Provides guidance on the structural safety of buildings.
  2. Fire safety: Approved Document B1: Covers fire safety precautions and measures.
  3. Site preparation and resistance to contaminates and moisture: Approved Document C1: Discusses site preparation and resistance to contaminants and moisture.
  4. Toxic substances: Approved Document D1: Provides guidance on how to limit toxic substances in buildings.
  5. Resistance to sound: Approved Document E1: Covers the requirements for sound insulation between spaces.
  6. Ventilation: Approved Document F1: Discusses the requirements for ventilation in buildings.
  7. Sanitation, hot water safety and water efficiency: Approved Document G1: Covers sanitation, hot water safety, and water efficiency.
  8. Drainage and waste disposal: Approved Document H1: Provides guidance on drainage and waste disposal.
  9. Combustion appliances and fuel storage systems: Approved Document J1: Discusses combustion appliances and fuel storage systems.
  10. Protection from falling, collision and impact: Approved Document K1: Covers safety measures for areas in buildings where people could fall, collide or impact.
  11. Conservation of fuel and power: Approved Document L1: Discusses energy efficiency requirements.
  12. Access to and use of buildings: Approved Document M12: Provides guidance for building regulation in England to ensure that people are able to access and use buildings and their facilities.
  13. Overheating: Approved Document O1: Discusses how to limit overheating in buildings.
  14. Electrical safety: Approved Document P1: Covers electrical safety in dwellings.
  15. Security in dwellings: Approved Document Q1: Discusses security considerations in dwellings.
  16. Infrastructure for electronic communications: Approved Document R1: Covers the infrastructure for electronic communications.
  17. Infrastructure for charging electric vehicles: Approved Document S1: Discusses the infrastructure for charging electric vehicles.
  18. Material and workmanship: Approved Document 71: Provides guidance on material and workmanship.

For more detailed information, you can download the fully searchable PDF of the complete Approved Documents1.

At Building Compliance Testing Limited, we are committed to helping you navigate these regulations and achieve compliance for your building projects. Contact us today for more information.