Part B - Fire Safety

Previous editions

Volume 1 - Dwellinghouses

2018 amendments 

Approved Document B (fire safety) volume 1: dwellinghouses, 2006 edition incorporating amendments up to December 2018 (PDF 2.22 Mb)

2013 amendments

2013 Amendments to Approved Documents - 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.

2010 amendments

Approved Document B (Fire safety) - Volume 1: Dwellinghouses (2006 Edition incorporating 2010 amendments) (PDF 2.2 Mb)

This edition of Approved Document B - Volume 1: Dwellings superseded the original 2006 edition incorporating the changes made as a result of the Building Regulations 2010 and Building (Approved Inspectors etc) Regulations 2010.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 corrections (PDF 123 Kb)

March 2010 Corrigenda Approved Document B Volumes 1 and 2 (2006 edition) (PDF 1088 Kb)

This document lists the revisions and corrections to Approved Document B.

2006 Edition

Approved Document B (Fire safety) – Volume 1: Dwellinghouses (2006 Edition) (PDF 2217 Kb)

This version does not incorporate the changes made as a result of the Building Regulations 2010.

2000 Edition

Approved Document B - Fire Safety (2000 Edition – incorporating the 2002 European amendments) (PDF 9771 Kb)

Volume 2 - Buildings other than dwellinghouses

2019 amendments 

Approved Document B (fire safety) volume 2: buildings other than dwellinghouses, 2006 edition incorporating amendments up to April 2019 (PDF 4.54 Mb)

2018 amendments

2018 Amendment to Approved Document B (fire safety) volume 2: buildings other than dwellinghouses (PDF)

2013 amendments

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.

2010 amendments

Approved Document B (Fire safety) – Volume 2 - Buildings other than dwellinghouses (2006 Edition, incorporating 2007 and further 2010 amendments) (PDF 4.87 MB)

This edition of Approved Document B – Volume 2: Buildings other than Dwellinghouses superseded the 2006 Edition amended 2007 by incorporating the changes made as a result of the Building Regulations 2010 and Building (Approved Inspectors etc) Regulations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 corrections (PDF 123 Kb)

March 2010 Corrigenda Approved Document B Volumes 1 and 2 (2006 edition) (PDF 1088 Kb)

This document lists the revisions and corrections to Approved Document B.

2007 amendments

Approved Document B (Fire safety) – Volume 2 - Buildings other than dwellinghouses (2006 Edition, Amended 2007) (PDF 4876 Kb)

This version does not incorporate the changes made as a result of the Building Regulations 2010 and Building (Approved Inspectors etc) Regulations 2010.

Approved Document B (Fire safety) 2006 – Vol 2 ERRATUM

Typographical and proofing corrections to the 2006 Edition of Approved Document B - Vol 2 issued in April 2007.

Corrigenda Approved Document B Volumes 1 and 2 (2006 edition) (PDF 1088 Kb)

This document lists the revisions and corrections to Approved Document B.

2006 Edition

Approved Document B (Fire safety) – Volume 2 - Buildings other than dwellinghouses (2006 Edition) (PDF 5318 Kb)

This document is supplemented by the erratum issued in April 2007.

2000 Edition

Approved Document B - Fire Safety (2000 Edition – incorporating the 2002 European amendments) (PDF 9771 Kb)