Building Regulations - Approved Document N: Information about Glazing Safety

Summary: The approved document N covers the building regulations regarding glazing and in particular safety in relation to impact, opening and cleaning. These regulations contain important information about safety while working with glass.

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Building Regulations: Approved Document N - Glazing - Safety in relation to impact, opening and cleaning.

  • N1 Protection against impact
  • N2 Manifestation of glazing
  • N3 Safe opening and closing of windows, skylights and ventilators
  • N4 Safe access for cleaning windows etc.

If anyone within or around a dwelling is likely to come into contact with glazing it must be made safe enough that they are not liable to be injured by it. Large, fully transparent windows may need to include features in the construction which makes collision with the glass unlikely.

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Building Regulation Booklets

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Click on the book in the image below for an easy summary of the building regulations. This book is a must for those involved with any type of structural alteration. Even removing a wall in your home can require building regulation approval and with all home information available in Home Information Packs selling your home can be difficult if you do not have legal approval, where necessary, for work done on your house.

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Please be sure to check on the Government Planning Portal website for updates to any Building Regulations before commencing work.

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