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Previous editions

Volume 1 - Dwellinghouses

2018 amendments 

Approved Document B (fire safety) volume 1: dwellinghouses, 2006 edition incorporating amendments up to December 20181 (PDF 2.22 Mb)

2013 amendments

2013 Amendments to Approved Documents2 - MHCLG has published the 2013 Amendments to Approved Documents for use with a number of current Approved Documents. This document lists the amendments to Approved Documents A, B Vol 1, B Vol 2, C, D, E, F, G, H, J, L1A, L1B, L2A, L2B and M.

2010 amendments

Approved Document B (Fire safety) - Volume 1: Dwellinghouses (2006 Edition incorporating 2010 amendments)3 (PDF 2.2 Mb)

This edition of Approved Document B - Volume 1: Dwellings superseded the original 2006 edition incorporating the changes made as a result of the Building Regulations 2010 and Building (Approved Inspectors etc) Regulations 2010.

Amendments to Approved Documents and Compliance Guides 2010: List of revisions and corrections4 (PDF 123 Kb)

March 2010 Corrigenda Approved Document B Volumes 1 and 2 (2006 edition)5 (PDF 1088 Kb)

This document lists the revisions and corrections to Approved Document B.

2006 Edition

Approved Document B (Fire safety) – Volume 1: Dwellinghouses (2006 Edition)6 (PDF 2217 Kb)

This version does not incorporate the changes made as a result of the Building Regulations 2010.

2000 Edition

Approved Document B - Fire Safety (2000 Edition – incorporating the 2002 European amendments)7 (PDF 9771 Kb)

Volume 2 - Buildings other than dwellinghouses

2019 amendments 

Approved Document B (fire safety) volume 2: buildings other than dwellinghouses, 2006 edition incorporating amendments up to April 20198 (PDF 4.54 Mb)

2018 amendments

2018 Amendment to Approved Document B (fire safety) volume 2: buildings other than dwellinghouses9 (PDF)

2013 amendments

2013 Amendments to Approved Documents10 (PDF 479 Kb) - MHCLG has published the 2013 Amendments to Approved Documents for use with a number of current Approved Documents. This document lists the amendments to Approved Documents A, B Vol 1, B Vol 2, C, D, E, F, G, H, J, L1A, L1B, L2A, L2B and M.

2010 amendments

Approved Document B (Fire safety) – Volume 2 - Buildings other than dwellinghouses (2006 Edition, incorporating 2007 and further 2010 amendments)11 (PDF 4.87 MB)

This edition of Approved Document B – Volume 2: Buildings other than Dwellinghouses superseded the 2006 Edition amended 2007 by incorporating the changes made as a result of the Building Regulations 2010 and Building (Approved Inspectors etc) Regulations 2010.

Amendments to Approved Documents and Compliance Guides 2010: List of revisions and corrections12 (PDF 123 Kb)

March 2010 Corrigenda Approved Document B Volumes 1 and 2 (2006 edition)13 (PDF 1088 Kb)

This document lists the revisions and corrections to Approved Document B.

2007 amendments

Approved Document B (Fire safety) – Volume 2 - Buildings other than dwellinghouses (2006 Edition, Amended 2007)14 (PDF 4876 Kb)

This version does not incorporate the changes made as a result of the Building Regulations 2010 and Building (Approved Inspectors etc) Regulations 2010.

Approved Document B (Fire safety) 2006 – Vol 2 ERRATUM15

Typographical and proofing corrections to the 2006 Edition of Approved Document B - Vol 2 issued in April 2007.

Corrigenda Approved Document B Volumes 1 and 2 (2006 edition)16 (PDF 1088 Kb)

This document lists the revisions and corrections to Approved Document B.

2006 Edition

Approved Document B (Fire safety) – Volume 2 - Buildings other than dwellinghouses (2006 Edition)17 (PDF 5318 Kb)

This document is supplemented by the erratum issued in April 2007.

2000 Edition

Approved Document B - Fire Safety (2000 Edition – incorporating the 2002 European amendments)18 (PDF 9771 Kb)

Useful links

Apply for building regulations approval1

  1. https://buildingcontrol.planningportal.co.uk/
  1. https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/806690/Approved_Document_B__fire_safety__volume_1_dwellinghouses.pdf
  2. https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/430891/approved-documents-amends-list_2013.pdf
  3. https://webarchive.nationalarchives.gov.uk/20141202130451/http:/www.planningportal.gov.uk/uploads/br/BR_PDF_AD_B1_2010.pdf
  4. https://webarchive.nationalarchives.gov.uk/20141202111454/http:/www.planningportal.gov.uk/uploads/br/Amendments_AD_Compliance_2010.pdf
  5. https://webarchive.nationalarchives.gov.uk/20141202130447/http:/www.planningportal.gov.uk/uploads/br/ad_b_revisions-corrections_march2010.pdf
  6. https://webarchive.nationalarchives.gov.uk/20141202130449/http:/www.planningportal.gov.uk/uploads/br/BR_PDF_ADB1_2006.pdf
  7. https://webarchive.nationalarchives.gov.uk/20141202130432/http:/www.planningportal.gov.uk/uploads/br/BR_PDF_ADB_2000.pdf
  8. https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/806711/Approved_Document_B__fire_safety__volume_2_buildings_other_than_dwellinghouses.pdf
  9. https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/760526/AD_Bv2_vB_amend.pdf
  10. https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/430891/approved-documents-amends-list_2013.pdf
  11. https://webarchive.nationalarchives.gov.uk/20141202130550/http:/www.planningportal.gov.uk/uploads/br/BR_PDF_AD_B2_2010.pdf
  12. https://webarchive.nationalarchives.gov.uk/20141202111454/http:/www.planningportal.gov.uk/uploads/br/Amendments_AD_Compliance_2010.pdf
  13. https://webarchive.nationalarchives.gov.uk/20141202130447/http:/www.planningportal.gov.uk/uploads/br/ad_b_revisions-corrections_march2010.pdf
  14. https://webarchive.nationalarchives.gov.uk/20141202130542/http:/www.planningportal.gov.uk/uploads/br/BR_PDF_AD_B2_2007.pdf
  15. https://webarchive.nationalarchives.gov.uk/20141202130555/http:/www.planningportal.gov.uk/uploads/br/BR_App_Doc_B_erratum.pdf
  16. https://webarchive.nationalarchives.gov.uk/20141202130447/http:/www.planningportal.gov.uk/uploads/br/ad_b_revisions-corrections_march2010.pdf
  17. https://webarchive.nationalarchives.gov.uk/20150601175319/http:/www.planningportal.gov.uk/uploads/br/BR_PDF_ADB2_2006.pdf
  18. https://webarchive.nationalarchives.gov.uk/20141202130432/http:/www.planningportal.gov.uk/uploads/br/BR_PDF_ADB_2000.pdf

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