DFP publish Technical Booklets for guidance in support of the Building Regulations.There is no obligation to follow the methods or comply with the standards set out in the technical booklets. You may adopt any form of construction you wish, however you will have to demonstrate to the satisfaction of district councils that the requirements of the building regulations have been met.
They allow the Department to set certain standards of performance and to provide a degree of predictability and certainty as to what methods and standards of building which, if followed, will satisfy the requirements of building regulations.
These booklets are specifically written for the use of individuals who have a sound knowledge of modern building techniques, terminology and practices.
Technical booklets are available to purchase from The Stationery Office, or can be viewed below:
The current versions of the Technical Booklets are listed below, please click on link to view.
Technical Booklet B (Materials and workmanship) July 2013 (96kb pdf)
Technical Booklet C (Site preparation and resistance to moisture).October 2012 (312kb pdf)
Technical Booklet D (Structure) October 2012 (788kb pdf)
Technical Booklet E (Fire Safety) October 2012 (888kb pdf)
Technical Booklet F1 (Conservation of fuel and power in dwellings) October 2012 (264kb pdf)
Technical Booklet F2 (Conservation of fuel and power in buildings other than dwellings) October 2012 (324kb pdf)
Technical Booklet G (Resistance to the passage of sound) October 2012 (1.55mb pdf)
Technical Booklet H (Stairs, ramps, guarding and protection from impact) October 2012.(248kb pdf)
Technical Booklet J (Solid waste in Buildings) October 2012 (60kb pdf)
Techncial Booklet K (Ventilation) October 2012 (408kb pdf)
Technical Booklet L (Combustion appliances and fuel storage) October 2012 (522kb pdf)
Technical Booklet N (Drainage) October 2012 (292kb pdf)
Technical Booklet P (Sanitary appliances, unvented hotwater storage systems and reducing the risk of scalding) October 2012 (116kb pdf)
Techncial Booklet R (Access to and use of buildings) October 2012(488kb pdf)
Technical Booklet V (Glazing) October 2012 (116kb pdf)
Amendments to Technical Booklets - 2014 (pdf 492kb)