This Approved Document provides guidance on how to comply with requirement RA1 and requirement RA2 of Schedule 1 to the Building Regulations 2010, which respectively deal with the installation of gigabit-ready physical infrastructure and a connection to a gigabit-capable public electronic communications network when new dwellings are erected.
It provides guidance on when the requirement for a connection to a gigabit-capable public electronic communications network for new dwellings may be modified or excluded; and also provides guidance on the particulars to be provided when submitting applications for Building Regulations approval.
This Approved Document takes effect on 20 December 2022 for use in England. It does not apply to work in respect of which a building notice or initial notice has been given to a local authority before 20 December 2022, or full plans have been deposited with a local authority before that day, provided the work is started on site within the period of 12 months beginning with that day.
A separate Approved Document, Approved Document R - Volume 2, provides guidance on the requirements for in-building physical infrastructure for high-speed electronic communication networks when new buildings are erected or when existing buildings are subject to major renovation works.