Building Regulations

Building Regulations are a set of legal requirements for the design and construction of new buildings, extensions, material alterations to and certain changes of use of existing buildings. They are provided to ensure the health, safety and welfare of people who use buildings. They include requirements regarding the conservation of fuel and energy and access for people with disabilities.

The Building Regulations and the Technical Guidance Documents for the Building Regulations can be viewed on the web at (See section on Building Standards). To purchase copies of the Building Regulations and associated documents, please contact the Government Publications Sales Office, Sun Alliance House, Molesworth Street, Dublin 2.

Technical Guidance Documents

The Technical Guidance Documents are published by the Department of the Environment, Community and Local Government and provide guidance on ways of complying with each of the Building Regulations requirements.

Note: Works carried out in accordance with the Technical Guidance Documents, will prima facie, indicate compliance with the Building Regulations. The adoption of an alternative approach other than that outlined in the Technical Guidance Documents is not precluded provided that the relevant requirements of the Regulations are complied with. Those involved in the design and construction of a building can be required by the Building Control Authority to provide such evidence as is necessary to establish that the requirements of the Building Regulations are complied with.



The Technical Guidance Documents of the Building Regulations address the following aspects of buildings:-

Technical Guidance Documents

Brief outline of Issues covered

Technical Guidance Document A

Part A – Structure

Technical Guidance Document B

Part B – Fire Safety

Technical Guidance Document C

Part C – Site Preparation & Resistance to Moisture

Technical Guidance Document D

Part D – Materials & Workmanship

Technical Guidance Document E

Part E - Sound

Technical Guidance Document F

Part F - Ventilation

Technical Guidance Document G

Part G - Hygiene

Technical Guidance Document H

Part H – Drainage & Waste Water Disposal

Technical Guidance Document J

Part J – Heat Producing Appliances

Technical Guidance Document K

Part K – Stairways, Ladders, Ramps & Guards

Technical Guidance Document L

Part L – Conservation of Fuel & Energy

Technical Guidance Document M

Part M – Access for People with Disabilities



























Kerry County Council, Co. Buildings, Rathass, Tralee

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