Building Amendment (England) Regulations 2022 – December 2022

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The amendments referred to can be found in Approved Document B of the Building Regulations and came into force on 1 December 2022.

See the  Approved Document or the Regulations for the full details.

In brief, the changes focus on the following fire safety provisions:

  • a. Ban of combustible materials in and on the external walls of buildings:
    • Consequential amendments following the laying of the Building (Amendment) (England) Regulations 2022. Updated provisions in Section 10 for residential buildings (purpose groups 1 and 2) with a storey 11 metres or more in height.
  • b. Secure information boxes: a new recommendation for secure information boxes in blocks of flats with storeys over 11 metres
  • c. Evacuation alert systems: a new recommendation for evacuation alert systems in blocks of flats with storeys over 18 metres
  • d. Clarifications and corrections: clarification of further diagrams, further text clarifications and corrections. The changes are set out in the June 2022 AD B amendment booklet and November 2022 correction notice