Part M - Access to and use of buildings

Previous editions

2015 Edition

Approved Document M (Access to and use of buildings) - Volume 1: Dwellings (2015 edition) (PDF)

This edition of Approved Document M (Access to and use of buildings) - Volume 1: Dwellings, superseded all previous editions on 1 October 2015. This version includes some typographical corrections.

2013 amendments

Approved Document M - Access to and Use of Buildings (2004 edition incorporating 2010 and 2013 amendments) (PDF 4.49 Mb)

This edition incorporates text amendments made to reflect any changes arising as a result of the Building Regulations 2010 and 2013 amendments.

2013 Amendments to Approved Documents (PDF 479 Kb)

For use from 6 April 2013 with the Approved Document M - Access to and Use of Buildings (2004 edition incorporating 2010 amendments)

2010 amendments

Approved Document M - Access to and Use of Buildings (2004 edition incorporating 2010 amendments) (PDF 4.28 Mb)

This edition of Approved Document M - Access to and Use of Buildings superseded the original 2004 edition by incorporating the changes made as a result of the Building Regulations 2010 and Building (Approved Inspectors etc) Regulations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)

This amendment slip shows how the old regulation numbers within Building Regulations 2000 correspond to the new regulation numbers within Building Regulations 2010. 

2004 Edition

Approved Document M: Access to and Use of Buildings (2004 Edition) (PDF 1.94 Mb)

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

1999 Edition

Approved document M - Access and facilities for disabled people (1999 edition) (PDF 5.85 Mb)