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 N (Drainage) October 2012 (PDF292kb)
Technical Booklet V (Glazing) October 2012 (PDF116kb)
Amendments to Technical Booklets - 2014 (PDF492kb)