Technical Guidance Documents

The Technical Guidance Documents are published by the Department of the Environment and Local Government and provide guidance on compliance with the Building Regulations. There are twelve such documents and each document refers to standards and codes for further guidance with respect to the design and construction of buildings.

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 Regulations is not precluded, provided that the relevant requirements of the Regulations are complied with. The Building Control Authority may require such evidence in the case of an approach different from that given in the Technical Guidance Documents to ensure that the building does comply with the regulations.

The Technical Guidance Documents can be purchased from Government Publications Sales Office, Sun Alliance House, Molesworth Street, Dublin 2. 

Alternatively the Technical Guidance Documents can be downloaded from the Department of the Environment web site http://www.environ.ie/en/TGD/