Approved Document M
has been divided into two volumes. Document M1 is a new volume which covers dwellings and M2, which is a revision of the existing volume, covers buildings other than dwellings. Both are essential references for anyone undertaking building work.
This revised Approved Document will take effect on 1 October 2015 for use in England. The 2004 edition of Approved Document M with the 2010 and 2013 amendments will continue to apply to work started before 1 October 2015 or work subject to a building notice, full plans application or initial notice submitted before that date.
This title supersedes The Building Regulations 2013: Approved Document M: Access to and use of Buildings
This revised volume of Approved Document M supports requirements M1, M2 and M3 of Schedule 1 to the Building Regulations 2010. The following sections of the previous version of Approved Document M have been deleted and replaced by Volume 1 of this Approved Document (as listed above):
- Section 6: Means of access to and into the dwelling
- Section 7: Circulation within the entrance storey of the dwelling
- Section 8: Accessible switches and sockets in the dwelling
- Section 9: Passenger lifts and common stairs in blocks of flats
- Section 10: WC provision in the entrance storey of the dwelling
The Building Regulations are concerned with protecting the health and safety of those in and around buildings. Anyone intending to carry out building work in England and Wales is required by law to obtain building control approval to ensure Regulations are complied with.
The Approved Documents provide technical guidance on ways of complying with the Building Regulations. They are continuously revised in line with new legislation. Therefore it is essential to keep fully updated with the latest editions and amendments.