Last edited 15 Jan 2021

Approved Document J

The first set of national building standards was introduced in 1965. Now known as the building regulations, they set out:

The 'approved documents' provide guidance for how the building regulations can be satisfied in common building situations. There is no obligation to adopt the solutions presented in the approved documents, the building regulations can be satisfied in other ways.

Approved Document J: combustion appliances and fuel storage systems, was last published in 2015.

It covers the construction, installation and use of boilers, chimneys, flues, hearths and fuel storage installations. It also requirements for the control of fire sources and for the prevention of burning, pollution, carbon monoxide poisoning, and so on.

The contents of the Approved Document includes:

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