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Part A (Structural safety)

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These Approved Documents have been amended because of the introduction of the revised Approved Document supporting regulation 7 (Materials and Workmanship).
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Technical guidance on Schedule 1 of the Building Regulations about the requirements on structural safety.

The Approved Document has three sections;

  • loading
  • ground movement
  • disproportionate collapse

The document also mentions other standards that can be used for compliances purposes.

2017 changes

Please note the amendment slip to Approved Document A which comes into effect from 1 September 2017.

Archived versions of Approved Document A are available at the National Archives (external link).