Building Regulations Approved Document D - Toxic substances and Guidence on Toxic Fumes from Cavity Wall Insulation

Summary: This page give you a summary and access to a the Building Regulations Approved Document D which is about Toxic Substances. This official document is in place to provide regulations and guidelines on how cavity fill insulation and some other building materials that contain Urea Formaldehyde Foams can produce toxic fumes and how these fumes should be prevented from entering areas of a building or property that will be inhabited.

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Building Regulations: Approved Document D - Toxic substances

  • D1 Cavity Insulation

Toxic fumes from insulation placed or blown into cavity walls must not be able to permeate any part of the structure to enter into an occupied building.

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