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Part N (Glazing 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 glazing safety.

This Approved Document has four requirements:

  • protection against impact
  • manifestation of glazing (ensuring glazing is visible to avoid accidental collision)
  • safe opening and closing of windows, skylights and ventilators
  • safe access for cleaning windows etc.

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

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

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