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Part H (Drainage and waste disposal)

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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 drainage and waste disposal.

This Approved Document has six requirements:

  • foul water drainage
  • waste water treatment systems and cesspools
  • rainwater drainage
  • building over sewers
  • separate systems of drainage
  • solid waste storage

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

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

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