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Part F - Ventilation

Approved Document F: Volume 2 applies to buildings other than dwellings

Publication title: Approved Document F: Volume 2 applies to buildings other than dwellings
Date published: December 2021
Date valid from: 15 June 2022

Summary

Approved Document F: Volume 2 provides guidance on building ventilation, including building air quality and preventing condensation in a non-domestic structure. 

In non-domestic premises, including places of work, priorities include the continuous circulation of clean air, for example with an air conditioning system which can be straightforwardly accessed and refurbished when needed, and minimising the potential risk of any airborne illnesses.   

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The Merged Approved Documents1

A consolidated version of the individual Approved Documents published by the government, now presented as a single, searchable PDF.

Non-consolidated version

Approved Document F: Volume 2 applies to buildings other than 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)

Previous versions

Previous versions can be found in our archive list4.

Useful links

Apply for building regulations approval1

  1. https://buildingcontrol.planningportal.co.uk/
  1. https://www.gov.uk/guidance/building-regulations-and-approved-documents-index#approved-documents
  2. https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/1082450/ADF2_revised.pdf
  3. https://www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/2021/1391/contents/made
  4. https://www.planningportal.co.uk/applications/building-control-applications/building-control/approved-documents/part-f-ventilation/previous-editions

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