GUIDELINE

Standards and Publications

Part D Materials and Workmanship

Part F Ventilation

Acceptable Construction Details

Acceptable Construction Details Introduction Thermal Bridging and Airtightness

Insulation in Cavity

• Diagram H ACD - 30 Ope split Lintels Ste... • Diagram H ACD - 12 Concrete Intermediate... • Diagram H ACD - 39 Concrete Forward cill... • Diagram H ACD - 38 Concrete backward cil... • Diagram H ACD - 19 Eaves Unventilated At... • Diagram H ACD - 40 Eaves Wall head close... • Diagram H ACD - 29 Flat roof parapet - I... • Diagram H ACD - 9 Insulation below groun... • Diagram H ACD - 33 Prestressed Concrete ... • Diagram H ACD - 22 Eaves Insulation betw... • Diagram H ACD - 15 Timber separating flo... • Diagram H ACD - 17 Masonry Partition Wal... • Diagram H ACD - 18 Stud partition wall -... • Diagram H ACD - 7 Insulation above groun... • Diagram H ACD - 21 Eaves Insulation betw... • Diagram H ACD - 14 Timber Intermediate f... • Diagram H ACD - 27 Gable Insulation betw... • Diagram H ACD - 26 Gable Insulation betw... • Diagram H ACD - 11 Timber suspended grou... • Diagram H ACD - 23 Eaves Insulation betw... • Diagram H ACD - 32 Ope Perforated Steel ... • Diagram H ACD - 20 Eaves Ventilated Atti... • Diagram H ACD - 34 Ope Jamb with closer ... • Diagram H ACD - 29 Flat roof Eaves - Ins... • Diagram H ACD - 8 Insulation above grou... • Diagram H ACD - 13 Concrete Intermediate... • Diagram H ACD - 28 Gable Insulation betw... • Diagram H ACD - 35 Ope Jamb with proprie... • Diagram H ACD - 36 Corner Inverted Corne... • Diagram H ACD - 16 Masonry solid and cav... • Diagram H ACD - 25 Eaves Insulation betw... • Diagram H ACD - 10 Insulation below grou... • Diagram H ACD - 37 Galvanised Top steel ...

Irish Water Requirements for Dwellings

Typical Inspection Reports

No 2. Inspection Foundations Radon Sump Barrier and Blinding No 26 Inspection of Windows on Rainwater System No 11. Inspection of Block work, Brickwork and feature stone band No 2. Inspection Foundations Radon Sump Barrier and Blinding No 12. Inspection of Block work, gable and party walls. No 28. Inspection of timber stairs installation No 3. Inspection Radon Barrier Blinding and Insulation No 22 Inspection Steel Beams and Intumescent paint No 4. Inspection of Radon Barrier and DPC No 25 Inspection of Windows on Front Elevations, DPM and Control Joint No 5. Inspection Radon Barrier Rising Walls Block and Brickwork No 17. Inspection of Stud wall construction No 8. Inspection of Blockwork and elements No 14 Inspection of Structural Beams No 23 Inspection of windows and doors being installed No 21 Inspection of Electrical first fix No 19. Inspection of Roof Construction and breathable membrane No 27 Inspection of Windows on Velux Rooflights No 10. Inspection of Joisting , bridging, Block work, Brickwork and Lintel supports No 16. Inspection of Stud wall construction. No 7. Inspection of Rising walls, Damp proof Course and Blockwork. No 18. Inspection of Roof Construction. No 7. Inspection of Chasing Block work, Brickwork and feature stone band No 6. Inspection Rising Walls Block and Brickwork No 8. Inspection of Radon Barrier and Damp proof Course. No 30 Inspection of timber stairs handrail installation No 15. Inspection of Stud wall and floor joist construction No 29. Inspection of timber stairs and handrail during construction stages No 3. Inspection Radon Barrier Blinding and Insulation No 31. Inspection of Timber stairs handrail. No 32. Inspection of Roof Access Hatch No 24 Inspection of Windows on Front and Rear Elevations No 20. Inspection of chasing in block party walls for electrical first fix No 13. Inspection Brickwork and Firestopping No 9. Inspection of Brick and Block work from 1st to 2nd floor

Standards and Publications

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Standards referred to:

I.S. 258: Parts 1 and 2:1984 Domestic Solid Fuel Cookers with Integral Boilers, Part 1: Safety Requirements; Part 2: General Requirements AMD No. 1:1986

I.S. 813:2014, Domestic Gas Installations

I.S. 820:2010, Non-Domestic Gas Installations

I.S. 3216:2010, Code of practice-Bulk storage of liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) (2nd Edition)

I.S. EN 26:1998 Gas-fired instantaneous water heaters for sanitary uses production, fitted with atmospheric burners (Including Corrigendum 1998) (Including AMD. No. 1:2000 & AMD No. 2:2004)

I.S. EN 30-1-1:1998 Domestic cooking appliances burning gas fuel Part 1-1: Safety - General (including AMD. No.1:1999 and AMD. No. 2:2003)

I.S. EN 30-1-2:1999 Domestic cooking appliances burning gas - Part 1-2: Safety - Appliances having forced-convection ovens and/or grills

I.S. EN 30-1-3:2003 Domestic cooking appliances burning gas – Part 1-3: Safety - appliances having a glass ceramic hotplate

I.S. EN 30-1-4:2002 Domestic cooking appliances burning gas - Part 1-4: Safety - Appliances having one or more burners with an automatic burner control system

I.S. EN 30-2-1:1998 Domestic cooking appliances burning gas – Part 2-1: Rational use of energy – General (Including AMD. No. 1:2003)

I.S. EN 30-2-2:1999 Domestic cooking appliances burning gas – Part 2-2: Rational use of energy – Appliances having forced-convection ovens and/or grills

I.S. EN 89:2000, Gas-fired storage water heaters for the production of domestic hot water (Including AMD. No. 1:2000 & AMD. No. 2:2000

I.S. EN 297:1994, AMD 4:2004, Gas Fired Central Heating Boilers - Type B11 And B11bs Boilers Fitted With Atmospheric Burners Of Nominal Heat Input Not Exceeding 70 Kw

I.S. EN 303-1:1999 + AMD 1:2003 Heating Boilers - Part 1: Heating boilers with forced draught burners - terminology, general requirements, testing and marking

I.S. EN 303-5:1999 Heating Boilers – Heating boilers for solid fuels, hand and automatically stoked, nominal heat output of up to 300KW - terminology requirements, testing and marking

I.S. EN 449: 2002, Specification For Dedicated Liquefied Petroleum Gas Appliances - Domestic Flueless Space Heaters (Including Diffusive Catalytic Combustion Heaters).

I.S. EN 483:2000, Gas-fired central heating boilers – Type C boilers of nominal heat input not exceeding 70 kW (Including AMD. No. 2 2001)

I.S. EN 509:2000, AMD 2: 2005, Decorative Fuel-Effect Gas Appliances

I.S. EN 778:2009, Domestic gas-fired forced convection air heaters for space heating not exceeding a net heat input of 70 kW, without a fan to assist transportation of combustion air and/or combustion products (Including AMD. No. 1 2001)

I.S. EN 1266:2002, Independent gas-fired convection heaters incorporating a fan to assist transportation of combustion air and/or flue gases

I.S. EN 1319:2009, AMD 1:2001, Domestic Gas-Fired Forced Convection Air Heaters For Space Heating, With Fan-Assisted Burners Not Exceeding A Net Heat Input of 70 Kw

I.S. EN 1443:2003 Chimneys – General requirements

I.S. EN 1457-1:2012, Chimneys – Clay/ceramic Flue Liners operating under dry conditions - Requirements and test methods

I.S. EN 1457-2: 2012, Chimneys – Clay/ceramic Flue Liners operating under wet conditions - Requirements and test methods

I.S. EN 1806:2006, Chimneys. Clay/ceramic flue blocks for single wall chimneys. Requirements and test methods

I.S. EN 1856-1:2009, Chimneys - Requirements For Metal Chimneys - Part 1: System Chimney Products

I.S. EN 1856-2:2009, Chimneys - Requirements For Metal Chimneys - Part 2: Metal Liners And Connecting Flue Pipes

I.S. EN 1857:2010, Chimneys-Components - Concrete flue liners

I.S. EN 1858:2008, Chimneys-Components - Concrete flue blocks

I.S. EN 13141-1:2004, Ventilation for buildings - Performance testing of components/products for residential ventilation - Part 1: Externally and internally mounted air transfer devices

I.S. EN 13341:2005 +A1:2011 Static thermoplastic tanks for above ground storage of domestic heating oils, kerosene and diesel fuels - blow moulded and rotationally moulded polyethylene tanks and rotationally moulded tanks made of anionically polymerized polyamide 6 - requirements and test methods

I.S. EN 14214:2012 Liquid petroleum products – Fatty acid methyl esters (FAME) for use in diesel engines and heating appliances - Requirements and test methods

I.S. EN 14471:2005 Chimneys - System chimneys with plastic flue liners - Requirements and test methods

I.S. EN 15287-1:2007 + A1:2010 Chimneys – Design, installation and commissioning of chimneys – Part 1: chimneys for non-room sealed heating appliances

I.S. EN 15287-2:2008 Chimneys – Design, installation and commissioning of chimneys – Part 2: chimneys for room sealed heating appliances

I.S. EN 50291-1:2010/A1:2012 Gas detectors - Electrical apparatus for the detection of carbon monoxide in domestic premises — Part 1: Test methods and performance requirements

I.S. EN 50292:2002 Electrical apparatus for the detection of carbon monoxide in domestic premises - Guide on the selection, installation, use and maintenance

BS 476 Part 4:1970 Fire tests on building materials and structures. Non-combustibility test for materials

BS 476 Part 20:1987 Fire tests on building materials and structures. Method for determination of the fire resistance of elements of construction (general principles)

BS 476 Part 23:1987 Fire tests on building materials and structures. Methods for determination of the contribution of components to the fire resistance of a structure

BS 1251:1987 Specification for open-fireplace components (under revision)

BS 2869: 2010 + A1: 2011 Fuel oils for agricultural, domestic and industrial engines and boilers. Specification

BS 5410-1:1997 Code of practice for oil firing: Part 1: 1997 Installations up to 45 kW output capacity for space heating and hot water supply purposes

BS 5410-2:2013 Code of practice for oil firing Installations over 45 kW output capacity for space heating, hot water and steam supply services

BS 5440-1:2008 Flueing and ventilation for gas appliances of rated input not exceeding 70 kW net (1st, 2nd and 3rd family gases). Specification for installation of gas appliances to chimneys and for maintenance of chimneys

BS 5440-2:2009 Flueing and ventilation for gas appliances of rated input not exceeding 70 kW net (1st, 2nd and 3rd family gases). Specification for the installation and maintenance of ventilation provision for gas appliances

BS 5546:2010 Specification for installation of hot water supplies for domestic purposes using gas-fired appliances of rated output not exceeding 70kW

BS 5864: 2010 Installation and maintenance of gas-fired ducted-air heaters of rated input not exceeding 70 kW net (2nd and 3rd family gases). Specification.

BS 6173:2009 Specification for installation of gas-fired catering appliances for use in all types of catering establishments (2nd and 3rd family gases)

BS 7977-1:2009, Specification for safety and rational use of energy of domestic gas appliances. Radiant/convectors

BS 8303: Part 1:1994 Code of practice for installation of domestic heating and cooking appliances burning solid mineral fuels Specification for the design of installations

BS 8303: Part 2:1994 Code of practice for installation of domestic heating and cooking appliances burning solid mineral fuels Specification for installing and commissioning on site

BS 8303: Part 3:1994 Code of practice for installation of domestic heating and cooking appliances burning solid mineral fuels Recommendations for design and on site installation

Publications referred to:

Building Research Establishment (UK). Buildings and Radon – Good Building Guide, Passive radon sump systems, communal radon sump systems, spillage of combustion products, protecting new extensions and conservatories, GBG 25 1996

Building Research Establishment (UK). Information Paper IP 7/94 Spillage of flue gases from solid-fuel combustion appliances

Building Research Establishment (UK). Information Paper IP 21/92 Spillage of flue gases from openflued combustion appliances

Building Services Research and Information Association (BSRIA). Application Guide: BG 2/2010 Commissioning of water systems in buildings

Construction Industry Research and Information Association (CIRIA). Report 163 “Construction of bunds for oil storage tanks”

Fireplace Surrounds - Stone Federation Great Britain, Data Sheet March 2013

GPG 224 Improving air-tightness in dwellings

HETAS Technical Note HTN004)

Oil Firing Technical Association (OFTEC). Books 2, 3, 4 & 5. Technical Advice on oil fired appliances and extract fans, 2005

Oil Firing Technical Association (OFTEC). Technical Information Note T100

Oil Firing Technical Association (OFTEC). Technical Information Note T200

Oil Firing Technical Association (OFTEC). Technical Information OPS 24 OFTEC STANDARD OPS 24 Bio-liquid / Mineral Fuel Blend Standard – for Fixed Pressure Jet Combustion Applications up to 100kW rated output

The Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE). Guide B - Heating, ventilating, air conditioning and refrigeration

The Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE). Commissioning Code W: 2010 Water distribution systems

Other standards and publications

I.S. EN 625:1996 Gas-Fired Central Heating Boilers - Specific requirements for the domestic hot water operation of combination boilers of nominal heat input not exceeding 70 KW

BS 715:2005: Specification for metal flue boxes for gas-fired appliances not exceeding 20 kW

The British Flue and Chimney Manufacturers’ Association http://www.bfcma.co.uk. GUIDE: General Guidance on the selection and installation of flues and chimneys for wood burning and multi fuel appliances in residential properties

The British Flue and Chimney Manufacturers’ Association http://www.bfcma.co.uk. Installation Guidelines for Wood Burning & Multi Fuel Appliances

The British Flue and Chimney Manufacturers’ Association (BFCMA). GUIDE: A guide to choosing and using flues and chimneys for domestic gas burning appliances

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