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As of 15 June 2022, the guidance will change due to The Building Regulations etc. (Amendment) (England) Regulations 20211 and the following two approved documents will be in force:

This will replace the following Approved Document:

2013 amendments

2013 Amendments to Approved Documents5 (PDF 479 Kb)

For use from 6 April 2013 with Approved Document F - Ventilation (2010 Edition incorporating further 2010 amendments).

2010 amendments

Approved Document F - Ventilation (2010 Edition incorporating further 2010 amendments)6 (PDF 2.32 MB) 

This edition of Approved Document F - Ventilation superseded the original 2010 edition by incorporating the changes made as a result of the Building Regulations 2010 and Building (Approved Inspectors etc) Regulations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 corrections7 (PDF 123 Kb)

This amendment slip shows how the old regulation numbers within Building Regulations 2000 correspond to the new regulation numbers within Building Regulations 2010.

2010 Edition

Approved Document F - Ventilation (2010 Edition)8 (PDF 1419 Kb)

Please note that an Amendment Slip is attached within the above PDF Approved Document. This outlines the regulation numbering changes between the 2000 Regulations and the 2010 Regulations.

2006 Edition

Approved Document F - Ventilation (2006 edition)9 (PDF 1467 Kb)

2006 edition of Approved Document F - Ventilation

Approved Document F – Amendment to the 2006 Edition10 (PDF 41 Kb)

1995 Edition

Approved Document F - Ventilation (1995 edition)11 (1024 Kb)

1995 edition amended 2000.

Useful links

Apply for building regulations approval1

  1. https://buildingcontrol.planningportal.co.uk/
  1. https://www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/2021/1391/contents/made
  2. https://www.planningportal.co.uk/applications/building-control-applications/building-control/approved-documents/part-f-ventilation/approved-document-f-volume-1-applies-to-dwellings
  3. https://www.planningportal.co.uk/applications/building-control-applications/building-control/approved-documents/part-f-ventilation/approved-document-f-volume-2-applies-to-buildings-other-than-dwellings
  4. https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/468871/ADF_LOCKED.pdf
  5. https://webarchive.nationalarchives.gov.uk/20141202111507/http:/www.planningportal.gov.uk/uploads/br/approved-documents-amends-list_2013.pdf
  6. https://webarchive.nationalarchives.gov.uk/20141202115108/http:/www.planningportal.gov.uk/uploads/br/BR_PDF_AD_F_2010_V2.pdf
  7. https://webarchive.nationalarchives.gov.uk/20141202111454/http:/www.planningportal.gov.uk/uploads/br/Amendments_AD_Compliance_2010.pdf
  8. https://webarchive.nationalarchives.gov.uk/20141202130426/http:/www.planningportal.gov.uk/uploads/br/BR_PDF_ADF_2010.pdf
  9. https://webarchive.nationalarchives.gov.uk/20141202124124/https:/www.planningportal.gov.uk/uploads/br/BR_PDF_ADF_2006.pdf
  10. https://webarchive.nationalarchives.gov.uk/20141202130428/http:/www.planningportal.gov.uk/uploads/br/BR_PDF_ADF_amend.pdf
  11. https://webarchive.nationalarchives.gov.uk/20141202130423/http:/www.planningportal.gov.uk/uploads/br/BR_PDF_ADF_1995.pdf

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