Publication title: Approved Document B (Fire safety) – Volume 2: Buildings other than dwellinghouses (2006 edition incorporating 2010 and 2013 amendments) and the 2018 amendment.
Date published: January 2013
ISBN: 978 1 85946 489 2
This current edition of Approved Document B (Fire Safety) – Volume 2: Buildings other than Dwellinghouses, has been updated and replaces the previous '2006 incorporating 2007 and 2010 amendments' edition.
It 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 2, 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 2007 and 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.
Also included is the 2018 amendment to Approved Document B (fire safety) volume 2: buildings other than dwellinghouses, which is an amendment to and should be used alongside the Approved Document B (Fire safety) – Volume 2: Buildings other than dwellinghouses (2006 edition incorporating 2010 and 2013 amendments) This amendment takes effect on 21 December 2018, for use in England.
- Approved Document B (Fire safety) – Volume 2 - Buildings other than dwellinghouses (2006 Edition incorporating the 2013 and 2013 amendments) (PDF 4.91 Mb)
- 2018 Amendment to Approved Document B (fire safety) volume 2: buildings other than dwellinghouses (PDF)
- 2013 Amendments to Approved Documents (PDF 479 Kb) - MHCLG has published the 2013 Amendments to Approved Documents for use with a number of current Approved Documents. This document lists the amendments to Approved Documents A, B Vol 1, B Vol 2, C, D, E, F, G, H, J, L1A, L1B, L2A, L2B and M.