Stock Code: 84831
Date Published: May 2015
This new Approved Document gives guidance on how to comply with Part Q1 of the Building Regulations, which states that a building must be designed and constructed in such a way that it adequately resists: a) unauthorised access from outside the building; and b) unauthorised access from within the building to flats within the building.
The guidance in this Approved Document applies only to new dwellings, which includes dwellings formed by a material change of use. Approved Document Q contains the following sections: Section 1: Doors, Section 2: Windows ·
Appendix A: Key terms; Appendix B: Bespoke timber doors.
This new Approved Document will take effect on 1 October 2015 for use in England. It does not apply to work started before 1 October 2015, or work subject to a building notice, full plans application or initial notice submitted before that date provided that the work is started on site before 1 October 2016.