by [Chris Scivyer] and Michael Jaggs (11-Jul-2023)
The report has had a minor update since it was published in May 2023.
This report gives guidance for reducing the concentration of radon in new buildings, extensions, conversions and refurbishment projects in order to reduce the risk to occupants of exposure to radon. It provides practical details on protective measures for both domestic and non-domestic buildings. This guide is intended for use in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland. It supports building regulations for England, Wales and Northern Ireland, and building standards in Scotland. This guide was originally introduced in 1991 and amended in 1992, 1999, 2007 and 2015.
This guide replaces three earlier guidance documents:
(i) BRE Report BR 211, Radon: guidance on protective measures for new buildings, introduced in 1991 and amended in 1992, 1999, 2007 and 2015, covering England and Wales
(ii) BRE Report BR 376, Radon: guidance on protective measures for new dwellings in Scotland, introduced in 1999.
(iii) BRE Report BR 413, Radon: guidance on protective measures for new dwellings in Northern Ireland, introduced in 2001.
The principal changes over previous editions are:
- Combined guidance for England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland
- Clearer explanatory guidance on specifying and installing radon-protective measures
- Updated guidance to reflect recent amendments to building regulations and building standards
- Additional radon management checklist
- Improved references to inspection, on-site quality management and specifications
- Appendix A replaced by links to UKradon
- Appendix B replaced by Radon Protective Measures Quality Management Record
The 2015 edition can be obtained here.