What are Approved Documents?

Answer: 

The Building Regulations generally lay down performance requirements in relation to various aspects of building work.

The Approved Documents, in simple terms, set out the way(s) in which you can ensure that you comply with the performance requirements of the regulations. You can use another way of complying but you will have to demonstrate to the local authority how you will comply with these requirements.

Approved Documents can be purchased from any good bookshop, or 

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