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Your technical resource for Building Regulations

Building Regulations apply to most new buildings and many alterations of existing buildings in England and Wales, whether for domestic, commercial and industrial use. Compliance is a legal requirement.

Following the consultation carried out in 2012, the Department for Communities and Local Government has announced changes to the Building Regulations in England.

Consultations and changes

Below is the current status of consultations and planned changes to the Building Regulations for England and Wales.

Approved Documents Status   NHBC Guidance and Support
Part A: Structure  


Changes effective from October 2013

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Part B: Fire safety  
No changes proposed

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Part C: Site preparation and resistance to contaminants and moisture  


Changes effective from October 2013

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Part D: Toxic substances  
No changes proposed

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Part E: Resistance to passage of sound  
No changes proposed

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Part F: Ventilation  
No changes proposed

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Part F 2010 - where to start

Part G: Hygiene  
No changes proposed

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Part H: Drainage and waste disposal  
No changes proposed

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Part J: Combustion appliances and fuel storage systems  
No changes proposed

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Part K: Protection from falling, collision and impact  
No changes proposed

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Part L: Conservation of fuel and power  


Changes effective from April 2014

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Part L 2010 - where to start

Technical Extra - Part L 2010 Special Edition

Technical Extra - Part L 2013 Special Edition

Part M: Access to use of buildings  
No changes proposed

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Part M Access to and use of buildings - dwellings guidance note

Part N: Glazing - safety in relation to impact, opening & cleaning  


Superseded in England from April 2013

Still applicable in Wales

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Part P: Electrical safety  
No changes proposed

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