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Previous editions

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:

These will replace the following four Approved Document L parts:

2016 amendments

2013 Building Services Compliance Guides

2013 Edition 

2013 amendments

For details of the amendments, see:


2010 amendments

2010 Editions

Please note that these earlier 2010 editions do not incorporate the changes to regulation numbers resulting from the Building Regulations 2010 and Building (Approved Inspectors etc) Regulations 2010. An amendment slip was published which listed the changes:

2010 Building Services Compliance Guides

2006 Editions

From 2006 there were four Part L Approved Documents:

2006 Building Services Compliance Guides

Interim 2005 Editions

2002 Editions

From 2002 there were two Part L Approved Documents:

1995 Edition

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-l-conservation-of-fuel-and-power/approved-document-l-conservation-of-fuel-and-power-volume-1-dwellings
  3. https://www.planningportal.co.uk/applications/building-control-applications/building-control/approved-documents/part-l-conservation-of-fuel-and-power/approved-document-l-conservation-of-fuel-and-power-volume-2-buildings-other-than-dwellings
  4. https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/516016/BR_PDF_AD__L1A__2013_with_2016_amendments.pdf
  5. https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/697629/L1B_secure-1.pdf
  6. https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/516019/BR_PDF_AD_L2A_2013_with_2016_amendments.pdf
  7. https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/516020/BR_PDF_AD_L2B_2013_with_2016_amendments.pdf
  8. https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/516018/BR__PDF__AD_L1B_2013_with_2016_amendments.pdf
  9. https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/453968/domestic_building_services_compliance_guide.pdf
  10. https://webarchive.nationalarchives.gov.uk/20150601171016/http:/www.planningportal.gov.uk/uploads/br/BR_PDF_AD_L1A_2013.pdf
  11. https://webarchive.nationalarchives.gov.uk/20150601170956/http:/www.planningportal.gov.uk/uploads/br/BR_PDF_AD_L2A_2013.pdf
  12. https://webarchive.nationalarchives.gov.uk/20150601170957/http:/www.planningportal.gov.uk/uploads/br/BR_PDF_AD_L1B_2015.pdf
  13. https://webarchive.nationalarchives.gov.uk/20150601171006/http:/www.planningportal.gov.uk/uploads/br/BR_PDF_AD_L2B_2015.pdf
  14. https://webarchive.nationalarchives.gov.uk/20141202124238/https:/www.planningportal.gov.uk/uploads/br/AD_L1B_L2B_amendments_2013.pdf
  15. https://webarchive.nationalarchives.gov.uk/20141202111507/http:/www.planningportal.gov.uk/uploads/br/approved-documents-amends-list_2013.pdf
  16. https://webarchive.nationalarchives.gov.uk/20141202124300/https:/www.planningportal.gov.uk/uploads/br/BR_PDF_AD_L1A_2010_V2.pdf
  17. https://webarchive.nationalarchives.gov.uk/20141202124256/https:/www.planningportal.gov.uk/uploads/br/BR_PDF_AD_L1B_2011.pdf
  18. https://webarchive.nationalarchives.gov.uk/20141202124317/https:/www.planningportal.gov.uk/uploads/br/BR_PDF_AD_L2A_2010_V2.pdf
  19. https://webarchive.nationalarchives.gov.uk/20141202124246/https:/www.planningportal.gov.uk/uploads/br/BR_PDF_AD_L2B_2011.pdf
  20. https://webarchive.nationalarchives.gov.uk/20141202124319/https:/www.planningportal.gov.uk/uploads/br/BR_PDF_AD_L1A_2010.pdf
  21. https://webarchive.nationalarchives.gov.uk/20141202124304/https:/www.planningportal.gov.uk/uploads/br/BR_PDF_AD_L1B_2010.pdf
  22. https://webarchive.nationalarchives.gov.uk/20141202124303/https:/www.planningportal.gov.uk/uploads/br/BR_PDF_AD_L2A_2010.pdf
  23. https://webarchive.nationalarchives.gov.uk/20141202124321/https:/www.planningportal.gov.uk/uploads/br/BR_PDF_AD_L2B_2010.pdf
  24. https://webarchive.nationalarchives.gov.uk/20141202111454/http:/www.planningportal.gov.uk/uploads/br/Amendments_AD_Compliance_2010.pdf
  25. https://webarchive.nationalarchives.gov.uk/20141202111813/https:/www.planningportal.gov.uk/uploads/br/domestic_building_compliance_guide_2010.pdf
  26. https://webarchive.nationalarchives.gov.uk/20141202124358/https:/www.planningportal.gov.uk/uploads/br/non-domestic_building_compliance_guide_2010.pdf
  27. https://webarchive.nationalarchives.gov.uk/20141202124243/https:/www.planningportal.gov.uk/uploads/br/BR_PDF_ADL1A_2006.pdf
  28. https://webarchive.nationalarchives.gov.uk/20141202124250/https:/www.planningportal.gov.uk/uploads/br/BR_PDF_ADL1B_2006.pdf
  29. https://webarchive.nationalarchives.gov.uk/20141202124252/https:/www.planningportal.gov.uk/uploads/br/BR_PDF_ADL2A_2006.pdf
  30. https://webarchive.nationalarchives.gov.uk/20141202124245/https:/www.planningportal.gov.uk/uploads/br/BR_PDF_ADL2B_2006.pdf
  31. https://webarchive.nationalarchives.gov.uk/20141202124313/https:/www.planningportal.gov.uk/uploads/br/ad_l_revisions-corrections_march2010.pdf
  32. https://webarchive.nationalarchives.gov.uk/20141202111819/https:/www.planningportal.gov.uk/uploads/br/BR_PDF_PTL_DOMHEAT.pdf
  33. https://webarchive.nationalarchives.gov.uk/20141202124404/https:/www.planningportal.gov.uk/uploads/br/BR_PDF_PTL_DOMHEAT_2006.pdf
  34. https://webarchive.nationalarchives.gov.uk/20141202124406/https:/www.planningportal.gov.uk/uploads/br/BR_PDF_domesticheatingcomplianceguide_corrigenda.pdf
  35. https://webarchive.nationalarchives.gov.uk/20141202124400/https:/www.planningportal.gov.uk/uploads/br/BR_PDF_PTL_NONDOMHEAT.pdf
  36. https://webarchive.nationalarchives.gov.uk/20141202124242/https:/www.planningportal.gov.uk/uploads/br/BR_PDF_ADL1Adraft_2006.pdf
  37. https://webarchive.nationalarchives.gov.uk/20141202124302/https:/www.planningportal.gov.uk/uploads/br/BR_PDF_ADL1Bdraft_2006.pdf
  38. https://webarchive.nationalarchives.gov.uk/20141202124316/https:/www.planningportal.gov.uk/uploads/br/BR_PDF_ADL2Adraft_2006.pdf
  39. https://webarchive.nationalarchives.gov.uk/20141202124253/https:/www.planningportal.gov.uk/uploads/br/BR_PDF_ADL2Bdraft_2006.pdf
  40. https://webarchive.nationalarchives.gov.uk/20141202124314/https:/www.planningportal.gov.uk/uploads/br/BR_PDF_ADL1_2002.pdf
  41. https://webarchive.nationalarchives.gov.uk/20141202124255/https:/www.planningportal.gov.uk/uploads/br/BR_PDF_ADL2cov_2002.pdf
  42. https://webarchive.nationalarchives.gov.uk/20141202124239/https:/www.planningportal.gov.uk/uploads/br/BR_PDF_ADL2_2002.pdf
  43. https://webarchive.nationalarchives.gov.uk/20141202124254/https:/www.planningportal.gov.uk/uploads/br/BR_PDF_ADL1amend_2002.pdf
  44. https://webarchive.nationalarchives.gov.uk/20141202124248/https:/www.planningportal.gov.uk/uploads/br/BR_PDF_ADL1amendcorr_2002.pdf
  45. https://webarchive.nationalarchives.gov.uk/20141202124305/https:/www.planningportal.gov.uk/uploads/br/BR_PDF_ADL_1995.pdf

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