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Part F: Means of Ventilation (ADF2010)
Approved Document F covers the requirements for ventilation for new dwellings through four standardised methodologies. The 2010 document also covers the introduction of GIP (Guaranteed Installed Performance) and the classification of ventilation as a controlled building service.

Domestic Ventilation Compliance Guide 2010

An associated document to Approved Document F, this new guide outlines the requirements for onsite ventilation inspection, testing and commissioning (controlled service introduction) plus the provision of information for the end user on completion.

Part L: Conservation of Fuel and Power (ADL2010)

Approved Document L regulates new building emissions through SAP (Standard Assessment Procedure). Guidance of generic building elements are provided, but all specific material specifications are completed within SAP software.

Domestic Building Services Guide 2010

An associated document to Approved Document L, the new document provides guidance for people installing fixed building services in new and existing domestic dwellings to help them comply with Building Regulations. Ventilation is included in Section 8, referencing energy efficiency performance points.

Part J: Heat Producing Appliances

Approved Document J regulates the safety of combustion appliances and fuel storage systems in domestic dwellings, which includes the provision of adequate ventilation where combustion appliances are installed.

Part P: Electrical Safety

Approved Document P regulates electrical design and installation in order to protect persons operating, maintaining or altering the installations from fire or injury, including the installation of new or replacement ventilation systems.

Please click on the navigation menu on the left to access more information on each Building Regulation with reference to ventilation requirements.

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