Changes to Approved Document B Announced - Align Building Control Limited
26 July 2019
on from the Grenfell Tower Fire, Approved Document B has been redrafted to
clarify its language and content in line with the Department’s style guide for
approved documents. There are no changes to the technical guidance within
Approved Document B.
well as trying to ensure that the document uses plain English, the document has
been significantly restructured. In 2006, the two volumes of ADB were split
between dwelling houses and all other buildings. This split was inconsistent
with other Approved Documents which have now been split between dwellings and
non-dwellings. The design of blocks of flats moves from volume 2 to volume 1.
changes come into effect from 30th August 2019 and more detail can
be found via the gov