Building regulations and guidance

Documents to help you comply

You can get practical help on how to comply with the building regulations from a series of national 'approved documents'. There is an approved document for each section of the building regulations.

Each document contains:

  • guidance on the performance expected of materials and building work for each requirement
  • examples and solutions on how to achieve compliance for some common building situations

You can download approved documents from the Planning Portal: building control, along with other useful guides. These include: