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Access to and use of buildings Volume 1: Dwellings (2015 edition with 2016 amendments) (For use in England)

Building Regulations 2010: Approved Documents M Volume 1 2016

NBS, 2016
Access to and use of buildings Volume 1: Dwellings (2015 edition with 2016 amendments) (For use in England)

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Building Regulations 2010: Approved Documents


Provides practical guidance for complying with building regulation requirements relating to access to and use of dwellings and introduces three categories for visitable dwellings, accessible and adaptable dwellings and wheelchair user dwellings. Applicable to new dwellings and dwellings undergoing material alterations.


Published by NBS, part of RIBA Enterprises Ltd on behalf of HM Government (DCLG). The 2015 edition originally came into force on 01/10/2015. It has since had 2016 amendments incorporated which apply from 01/03/2016. Main changes made by the 2016 amendments: The changes are corrections and clarifications, as set out in the 2016 AD M Volume 1 Corrigenda.




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