Part F - Ventilation
Approved Document F: Volume 1 applies to dwellings
Publication title: Approved Document F: Volume 1 applies to dwellings
Date published: December 2021
Date valid from: 15 June 2022
This approved document supports Part F of Schedule 1 to the Building Regulations 2010.
Approved Document F: Volume 1 provides guidance on building ventilation, including building air quality and preventing condensation in a domestic structure.
In a domestic property, ventilation must be circulated continuously throughout the whole building, extract ventilation must be used within an area of increased humidity or pollution, for example an extractor fan over an oven, and purge ventilation must be possible, which is dependent on the area within the premises, but could simply refer to the ability to open a window to air a room out.
A consolidated version of the individual Approved Documents published by the government, now presented as a single, searchable PDF.
Approved Document F: Volume 1 applies to dwellings2 This approved document takes effect on 15 June 2022.
Changes in this version
As of 15 June 2022, the guidance will change due to The Building Regulations etc. (Amendment) (England) Regulations 20213 and the following two approved documents will be in force:
- Approved Document F: Volume 1 applies to dwellings
- Approved Document F: Volume 2 applies to buildings other than dwellings
This will replace the following Approved Document:
- Approved Document F - Ventilation (2010 edition incorporating 2010 and 2013 amendments)