Last edited 20 Jun 2022

15 June 2022 changes to Approved Documents

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[edit] Introduction

Changes to the Building Regulations came into effect for England and Wales from 15 June 2022 with the publication of new Approved Documents:

The changes follow the Government’s response to the Future Homes Standard consultation and are part of the plan to move to net zero by 2050. These are intermediate changes, with a detailed technical consultation for the Future Buildings Standard due to begin in 2023, and further changes to the building regulations in 2025.

The effect of the changes include:

[edit] Existing homes:

[edit] New homes:

[edit] Buildings other than dwellings:

[edit] Transitional provisions

The new Approved Documents come into effect on 15 June 2022, but do not apply to works where an initial notice was registered before 15 June 2022, provided the work starts before 15 June 2023.

NB On 1 June 2022, changes to fire safety guidance and the building regulations were introduced to provide clearer fire safety rules for the design and construction of residential developments. The changes are intended to satisfy recommendations from Phase One of the Grenfell Tower Inquiry and will strengthen the information available to fire and rescue services. For more information see: 2022 changes to fire safety guidance and building regulations.

A government briefing about some of the changes is available at:

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