Regulatory requirements for doors: England & Wales - A summary of the requirements (Version 1)

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The number of regulatory requirements placed on doors has grown considerably in the last 50 years. At first take one might think that a door is only required for access and to keep out the weather. As the following information shows, this is certainly not the case.

Most of the Approved Documents for England and Wales have at least some impact on door design, and this Construction Briefing offers readers a tabular summary of the relevant Regulations and Codes.


  • Summary of regulatory requirements
    • Structure
    • Fire safety
    • Resistance to moisture
    • Acoustics
    • Ventilation
    • Sanitary conveniences and washing facilities
    • Draining and waste disposal
    • Protection from accidents
    • Conservation of fuel and power
    • Accessibility
    • Physical security
    • General performance (related to SBD)
  • Sustainability requirements
    • Responsible sourcing
    • Environmental impact

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