Discover the latest updates to the essential fire safety guidelines on The Building Regulations 2010 in Approved Document B: Fire safety (England). Uncover the March 2024 amendments that refine and enhance the regulations governing both dwellings and non-dwelling buildings.

16 April 2024

In March 2024, significant amendments were introduced to Approved Document B: Fire Safety, Volume 1 for Dwellings, and Volume 2 for Buildings other than dwellings. These revisions, building upon the 2019 edition and integrating updates from 2020 and 2022, mark a pivotal moment in fire safety regulation. This document outlines these amendments, ensuring that both digital and paper versions of Approved Document B reflect the latest standards when the changes come into effect on the 30th September 2026. For those referencing earlier editions, it is imperative to consult this document in tandem to grasp the full scope of modifications which include a new recommendation for more than one common stair to be provided in blocks of flats with a storey 18m or more in height, and building design provisions to support the use of evacuation lifts in blocks of flats.

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