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Approved Document K: Building regulations and skylights

1 February 2018
Skylights are popular for their energy efficiency and as a means of transforming living spaces with daylight. If your clients haven’t asked for one already, there is a good chance the request will soon come in for a skylight installation.

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This is Sunsquare’s practical guide to understanding what English building regulations’ Approved Document K means for skylight installation projects. We hope the advice it contains proves valuable to architects, specifiers, surveyors and dabblers alike.

Approved Document K covers protection from falling, collision and impact around stairways, ramps, ladders, doors, windows, balustrading and barriers. It also comprises guidance – previously part of Approved Documents N and M until April 2013 – on safety of glazing and roof access in residential dwellings.

While we have endeavoured for utmost accuracy in this article, we always advise thorough consultation of official documentation and local building control authorities before commencing any work.

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