Part A - Structure

Approved Document A

Publication title: Approved Document A - Structure (2004 Edition incorporating 2004, 2010 and 2013 amendments)
Date published: Reprinted September 2013
ISBN: 978 1 85946 508 0


The most up-to-date version of 'Approved Document A - Structure', incorporates amendments made to the 2004 edition. This version also includes further editorial corrections and amendments.

There have not been any updates to the 'substantive requirements' in Schedule 1 (ie Parts A to P) of the Building Regulations.

This Approved Document gives guidance for compliance with the Building Regulations for building work carried out in England. It also applies to building work carried out on excepted energy buildings in Wales as defined in the Welsh Ministers (Transfer of Functions) (No. 2) Order 2009.


This reprint supersedes the previous 2004 editions (see archived versions) by incorporating the changes made as a result of the Building Regulations 2010 and Building (Approved Inspectors etc) Regulations 2010 and 2013 amendments (see archived versions).