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Revision of Approved Document A delayed

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The Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) has decided to postpone the revision of Approved Document A until 2013 on the grounds that it needs to take into account the latest UK climate change projections.

“This means the current version of Approved Document A will remain in force until 2013, but more importantly National Standards will continue to be referenced in it as acceptable methods of satisfying Building Regulations,” said Dr David Moore, BCSA Director of Engineering.

The BCSA will carry on working to ensure that National Standards continue to be referenced in the revised Approved Document A after 2013.

However, the situation is currently less clear in Scotland where ministers are considering removing British Standards and including a reference to Eurocodes from next year.

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