Where can a get a copy of the Building Regulations Approved Documents?
Guidance in the Building Regulations is not statutory and does not have to be followed.
If you want to design and construct your building work in some other way you can, providing you can show it still complies with the relevant requirements of the Regulations.
The guidance in the Approved Documents will be taken into account when considering whether your plans of proposed work, or work in progress, comply with particular requirements.
In addition, there is a legal presumption that if you have followed the guidance in the documents, this is evidence that your work has complied with the Building Regulations.