Part B - Fire Safety

Approved Document B - Volume 1: Dwellinghouses

Publication title: Approved Document B (Fire safety) – Volume 1: Dwellinghouses (2006 edition incorporating 2010 and 2013 amendments)
Date published: reprinted December 2010
ISBN: 978 1 85946 488 5


This current edition of Approved Document B (Fire Safety) – Volume 1: Dwellinghouses incorporates amendments made to reflect any changes arising as a result of the Building Regulations 2010.

The changes mainly reflect regulation number changes as a result of re-ordering.

There have been no amendments to the substantive requirements in Schedule 1 (ie Parts A to P) of the Building Regulations.

The changes in the 2006 edition, incorporating the 2010 and 2013 amendments of AD B Vol 1, took effect from 6 April 2013 for building work carried out in England and for excepted energy buildings in Wales as defined in the Welsh Ministers (Transfer of Functions) (No. 2) Order 2009.

The 2006 edition incorporating the 2010 amendments will continue to apply to building work started before 6 April 2013 or subject to a building notice, full plans application or initial notice submitted before 6 April 2013.