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Public Consultation on the Review of Part L & F of the Building Regulations Part L (Conservation of Fuel and Energy) Dwellings and Part F (Ventilation)

The Minister for Housing and Urban Development Mr. Damien English, T.D., has announced a public consultation on his intention to review the following parts of the Building Regulations;

  • Part L (Conservation of Fuel and Energy), Dwellings, the accompanying Technical Guidance Document L for Dwellings; and Draft DEAP 4.1
  • Part F (Ventilation), the accompanying Technical Guidance Document F; a draft Installation and Commissioning of Ventilation Systems for Dwellings - Achieving Compliance with Part F 2018
  • A detailed Regulatory Impact Assessment with modelled examples and estimated costs is also included in the public consultation material.

Why we are launching a Public Consultation

Directive 2010/31/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council on the energy performance of buildings (Recast) sets requirements at an EU level for Member States to improve the energy performance of buildings and to make an important contribution to the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions.

As part of the implementation of this directive it is proposed to amend Building Regulations Part L Conservation of Fuel and Energy- Dwellings, and Building Regulations Part F Ventilation.

How to get involved

Submissions and comments on the review of Part L and/or Part F should be submitted on the Templates for Submissions only and sent by email to

Housing Advisers / Building Standards Section,
Department of Housing, Planning and Local Government,
Custom House,
D01 W6X0,
Phone: +353 (1) 888 2386

The closing date for the receipt of submissions and comments is no later than 5:30 p.m. on Friday 8th June 2018.

Terms and Conditions

Respondents are advised that all submissions received may be published by the Department and that the Department is subject to the Freedom of Information Act 2014 and Data Protection legislation.

Personal, confidential or commercially sensitive information should not be included in your submission and it will be presumed that all information contained in your submission is publishable and/or is releasable under the Freedom of Information Act 2014.

What we will do with your responses

We welcome all responses to this consultation, your comments will be considered by the Department while amending the Regulations. The onus is on persons making submissions and comments not to include material of a private nature in the body of their submission.


Status History

Status - Closed
Monday, April 9, 2018
Friday, June 8, 2018