Public Consultations (Archive)

Public Consultations (Archive)


Part E Sound (closed 14 February 2014)
Consultation (closed 17/5/2013)
Draft Action Plan - Energy Performance of Buildings  (closed 24/10/2012)
Part J (Heat Producing Appliances) - (closed 27 November 2012)
Draft Building Control (Amendment) Regulations 2012 - (closed 24/05/2012)
Part B (Review of Fire Safety)-(closed 24/2/2012)
Installation and Ventilation Systems for Dwellings - (closed 30/11/2012)
Part K (Stairways Ladders, Ramps and Guards) - closed 20/9/2011)
Part A (Structure) - (closed 6/5/011)
Part L (Conservation of Fuel and Energy) - (closed 29/0/2010)
Part H (Drainage and Waste Water Disposal - (closed 8/3/2010)
Part M (Access for People with Disabilities) - (closed 9/10/09)
Part F (Ventilation) - (closed 10/10/08)
Part L  - (closed 6/6/08)
Acceptable Construction Details  - (closed 21/5/08)
Part L (New Dwellings) - (closed 27/10/07)
Part G (Hygiene)  -  (closed 31/1/07)
Part M (Access for People with Disabilities)  -  (closed 31/3/06)

 

 

Proposed Amendment to Part E (Sound) of the Building Regulations (closed 14 February 2014)

The Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government, Phil Hogan, T.D., has published the draft Building Regulations (Part E Amendment) Regulations 2014 and the associated draft Technical Guidance Document E – Sound (2014) for public consultation.

The consultation documents may be accessed at the links set out below: -

 

 

 

Consultation on the Draft European Union (Construction Products) Regulations 2013, the Draft Building Regulations (Part D Amendment) Regulations 2013 and Draft Technical Guidance Document D – Materials and Workmanship (2013)   (closed 17 May 2013)

 

The Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government, Phil Hogan, T.D., has published the draft European Union (Construction Products) Regulations 2013, the draft Building Regulations (Part D Amendment) Regulations 2013 and the associated draft Technical Guidance Document D – Materials and Workmanship (2013) for public consultation.

 

 

Public Consultation - Draft Action Plan (closed 24 October 2012)

The Department now invites submissions from interested parties on the Draft Action Plan for the Implementation in Ireland of Directive 2010/31/EU of the European Parliament and the Council on the energy performance of buildings (recast). 

 

Proposed Amendment to Part J (Heat Producing Appliances) of the Building Regulations (closed 27 November 2012)

The Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government, Mr. Phil Hogan, T.D., has published the draft Building Regulations (Part J Amendment) Regulations 2012 and the associated draft Technical Guidance Document J – Heat Producing Appliances (2012) for public consultation.

 
 

Draft Building Control (Amendment) Regulations 2012 (closed 24th May 2012)

 

The Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government, Mr. Phil Hogan, T.D., has announced the publication of the draft Building Control (Amendment) Regulations 2012 for public consultation.

 

Review of Part B (Fire Safety) - Building Regulations 1997 - 2006 (closed 24th February 2012)

 

The Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government, Mr. Phil Hogan,T.D., announced the commencement of a comprehensive review of Part B (Fire Safety) of the Building Regulations and the 2006 edition of the related Technical Guidance Document B.

Relevant submissions will form an important input to the drafting of proposals for amendment of Part B of the Building Regulations and revision of TGD B to be published, for public / industry comment, in 2012.

Installation and Commissioning of Ventilation Systems for Dwellings - Achieving Compliance with Part F 2009 (closed 30th November 2011)

 

Attached is a draft document entitled Installation and Commissioning of Ventilation Systems for Dwellings - Achieving Compliance with Part F 2009 which is intended as a supporting document to Technical Guidance Document F – Ventilation (2009).  This supporting document aims to provide installation and commissioning guidance for systems provided for in Technical Guidance Document F – Ventilation (2009). 

 

 

 

Proposed Amendment to Part K (Stairways, Ladders, Ramps and Guards) of the Building Regulations (Closing Date Tuesday September 20th 2011)

 

The Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government, Mr. Phil Hogan, T.D., announces the launch of a public consultation process on proposals for the review of Part K of the Building Regulations and Technical Guidance Document K, (TGD K).

The Minister has published the following Consultation Documents:-

 

Proposed Amendment To Part A (Structure) Of The Building Regulations (Closed Friday 6th May 2011)

 

The Minister for the Environment, Heritage and Local Government, Éamon Ó Cuív, has published the draft Building Regulations (Part A Amendment) Regulations 2011 and the associated draft Technical Guidance Document A – Structure for public consultation.

The consultation documents may be accessed at the links set out below: -

 

Proposed Amendment to Part L (Conservation of Fuel and Energy) of the Building Regulations (Closed Friday 29th October 2010)

The Minister for the Environment, Heritage and Local Government, Mr. John Gormley, T.D., has published the draft Building Regulations (Part L Amendment) Regulations 2010 and the associated draft Technical Guidance Document L – Conservation of Fuel and Energy – Dwellings (2010) for public consultation.

 

 

The consultation documents may be accessed at the links set out below: -

 

Proposed Amendment to Part H (Drainage and Waste Water Disposal) of the Building Regulations (Closed Monday 8th March 2010)

The Minister for the Environment, Heritage and Local Government, Mr. John Gormley, T.D., announces the launch of a public consultation process on proposals for the review of Part H of the Building Regulations and Technical Guidance Document H, (TGD H). 

The Minister has published the following Consultation Documents:-

 

Building Regulations - Proposed Amendment to Part M (Access for People with Disabilities)  (Closed 9th October 2009)

The Minister for the Environment, Heritage and Local Government, Mr. John Gormley, T.D., announces the launch of a final consultation process on proposals for the review of Part M of the Building Regulations regarding access to and use of facilities in new buildings, to existing buildings when extended or materially altered, and certain other amendments in respect of new dwellings, which will come into effect on 1 July 2010.

The Minister has published the following Consultation Documents:-

 

Public Consultation - Part F (Ventilation) (Closed 10th October 2008)

 

The Minister for the Environment, Heritage and Local Government has commenced a consultation process regarding proposals to amend Part F (Ventilation) of the Building Regulations. The proposed amendment provides for higher standards of ventilation to support the measures introduced in the 2007 Part L Regulations.  The consultation period will end on  Friday 10th of October.
 

Draft Building Regulations (Amendment Part F) Regulations 2008 (pdf, 20kb)
Draft Technical Guidance Document F (pdf, 327kb)

 

Public Consultation – Amendment of Part L of Building Regulations (Closed 6th June 2008)

 
The Minister for the Environment, Heritage and Local Government has commenced a public consultation process regarding proposals to amend Part L of the Building Regulations.  The proposed amendment introduces a methodology for measuring energy demand and CO2 emissions for non-domestic buildings.  The opportunity is also being taken to consolidate previous amendments to Part L of the Building Regulations.  The consultation period will end on Friday 6th June 2008.
 Consultation Documents

Draft Consolidated Regs (pdf)
Draft TGD L (pdf)

 

 

Call for Proposals- Acceptable Construction Details (Closed 21/5/08)

Limiting Thermal Bridging and Air Infiltration Acceptable Construction Details

This deadline has been extended to the 21st May.

The revised Part L of the Building Regulations tightened the requirements for energy use and CO2 emissions by 40% compared with existing requirements. The revised TGD L sets out measures appropriate to satisfying the revised Regulations, including specifying targets for limiting heat loss through thermal bridging and for limiting the air permeability of the building envelope.

With regard to thermal bridging, specific targets were set for the linear thermal transmittance of typical junctions in constructions (Table D1, Appendix D) and specific targets for air permeability of the building envelope (Paragraph 1.3.4.4).

One approach to making reasonable provision with regard to limitation of thermal bridging is the adoption of details that are similar to, or demonstrated as equivalent to, generic details that have been assessed as limiting thermal bridging to an equivalent level to that set out in Table D1 of Appendix D. A set of such details for typical constructions is currently being developed in consultation with relevant construction industry organizations. This document will be largely based on the UK Accredited details document.

The Department hereby invites submissions of generic construction details, that have widespread application, peculiar to the Irish construction industry that are not included in the UK Accredited details document available at http://www.planningportal.gov.uk/england/professionals/en/1115314255826.html  for considered inclusion in the first elaboration of the Irish publication ”Limiting Thermal Bridging and Air Infiltration  - Acceptable Construction Details”.

 

Part L Regulations Amended in 2007

The Minister for the Environment, Heritage and Local Government has signed new Regulations to amend Part L of the Building Regulations to set higher thermal performance standards with the aim of achieving at lease a 40% reduction in energy use and related CO2 emissions in new dwellings.

 

Public Consultation - Part L (New Dwellings) (Closed 27th October 2007)

The Minister for the Environment, Heritage and Local Government has commenced a public consultation process regarding proposals for major improvements in energy efficiency and CO2 reductions in  new dwellings from 1st July 2008.

 

Publication Consultation - Part G (Hygiene) (Closed Wednesday 31st January 2007)

This consultation process was regarding proposals for the mandatory installation of duel flush toilets in new buildings commencing after 1 January 2008 and in existing buildings where WCs are being replaced after that date.

Public Consultation Part M of the Building Regulations (Access for People with Disabilities) (Closed Friday 31st March 2006)

This consultation process was regarding the commencement of a comprehensive review of Part M (Access for People with Disabilities) of the Building Regulations 2000 and the 2000 edition of the related Technical Guidance Document M. This review is in accordance with the commitment given in the Outline Sectoral Plan for the Department of the Environment, Heritage and Local Government published under Section 36 of the Disability Act 2005.

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