Publication title: Approved Document 7 - Materials and workmanship
Date published: January 2013
Date valid from: 1 July 2013
Regulation 7 provides guidance on materials and workmanship, i.e. the use of the appropriate materials for a construction and how those who are working on the building must behave in a workmanlike manner.
A consolidated version of the individual Approved Documents published by the government, now presented as a single, searchable PDF.
- Approved Document 7 - Materials and workmanship (2013 edition) (PDF 2.2 Mb)
This is the current edition of the Approved Document to support Regulation 7 - Materials and workmanship. It replaces the previous 1999 edition.
- 2018 amendment to Approved Document 7: material and workmanship
Takes effect on 21 December 2018 for use in England. To be used with Approved Document 7 - Materials and workmanship (2013 edition)
Changes in this version
This is the current edition of Approved Document 7 - Materials and workmanship.
There are no new technical requirements.
This edition has been updated to reflect the full implementation of European Regulation 305/2011/EU-CPR covering construction products, referred to as the Construction Products Regulation, from 1 July 2013. This Regulation requires that products covered by a harmonised European product standard of conforming to a European Technical Assessment should normally have CE marking.
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.