GUIDELINE

Referenced 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

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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

Referenced Standards and Publications

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Standards referred to:

I.S. 36-1: 1986 Bitumen Roofing Felts - Part 1: Fibre and Glass Fibre Based Felts (Table A4 note)

I.S. 36-2: 1987 Bitumen Roofing Felts Part 2: Polyester Based Felts

I.S. 440: Timber Frame Construction, Dwellings and Other Buildings

I.S. 3218: 2013 Fire Detection and Alarm Systems for Building: System Design Installation, Commissioning, Servicing and Maintenance.

I.S. EN 771-3: 2011 - Specification for Masonry Units – Part 3: Aggregate Concrete Masonry Units using an NSAI, System 2+ Certificate of factory production control.

I.S. EN 1155 : 1998 Building Hardware – Electrically powered hold open devices for swing doors – Requirements and Test Method

I.S. EN 1329-1: 2014 Plastic piping systems for soil and waste discharge (low and high temperature) within the building structure. Unplasticized poly (vinyl chloride) (PVC-U) specifications for pipes, fittings and the system.

I.S. EN 1364-1: 2015- Fire resistance tests for non-loadbearing elements, Part 1 – Wall

I.S. EN 1364-2: 2000 - Fire resistance tests for non-loadbearing elements, Part 2 – Ceilings

I.S. EN 1364-3: 2014 - Fire resistance tests for non-loadbearing elements, Part 3 - Curtain walls - full configuration

I.S. EN 1364-4: 2014 - Fire resistance tests for loadbearing elements, Part 4 - Columns

I.S. EN 1365-1: 2012 - Fire resistance tests for loadbearing elements, Part 1 - Walls

I.S. EN 1365-2: 2014 - Fire resistance tests for loadbearing elements, Part 2 - Floors and roofs

I.S. EN 1365-3: 2000 - Fire resistance tests for loadbearing elements, Part 3 - Beams

I.S. EN 1365-4: 2000 - Fire resistance tests for loadbearing elements, Part 4 - Columns

I.S. EN 1365-5: 2004 - Fire resistance tests for loadbearing elements, Part 5 - Balconies and walkways

I.S. EN 1365-6: 2004 - Fire resistance tests for loadbearing elements, Part 6 - Stairs

I.S. EN 1366-1: 2014 - Fire resistance tests for service installations, Part 1 - Ducts

I.S. EN 1366-2: 2015 - Fire resistance tests for service installations, Part 2 - Fire dampers

I.S. EN 1366-3: 2009 - Fire resistance tests for service installations, Part 3 - Penetration seals

I.S. EN 1366-4: 2006+ A1 2010 - Fire resistance tests for service installations, Part 4 - Linear joint seals

I.S. EN 1366-5: 2010 - Fire resistance tests for service installations, Part 5 - Service ducts and shafts

I.S. EN 1366-6: 2004 - Fire resistance tests for service installations, Part 6 - Raised access and - hollow core floors

I.S. EN 1366-7: 2004 - Fire resistance tests for service installations, Part 7 - Conveyor systems and their closures

I.S. EN 1366-8: 2004 - Fire resistance tests for service installations, Part 8 - Smoke extraction ducts

I.S. EN 1366-9: 2008 - Fire resistance tests for service installations, Part 9 - Single compartment smoke extraction ducts

I.S. EN 1366-10: 2011 - Fire resistance tests for service installations, Part 10 - Smoke control dampers

I.S. EN 1634-1: 2014 - Fire resistance tests for door and shutter assemblies, Part 1 - Fire doors and shutters

I.S. EN 1634-2: 2008- Fire resistance tests for door and shutter assemblies, Part 2 - Fire door hardware

I.S. EN 1634-3: 2004 - Fire resistance tests for door and shutter assemblies, Part 3 - Smoke control doors and shutters

I.S. EN 1935: 2002 Building Hardware. Single – Access Hinges. Requirements and Test Methods

I.S. EN 12101-6: 2005 - Smoke and heat control systems. Specifications for pressure differential systems, kits.

I.S. EN 13238: 2010 - Reaction to fire tests for building products-conditioning procedures and general rules for selection of substrates

I.S. EN 13501-1: 2007 - Fire classification of construction products and building elements, Part 1 - Classification using data from reaction to fire tests

I.S. EN 13501-2: 2016 - Fire classification of construction products and building elements, Part 2 Classification using data from fire resistance tests (excluding ventilation services)

I.S. EN 13501-3: 2005+A1 2009 - Fire classification of construction products and building elements, Part 3 - Classification using data from fire resistance tests on components of normal building service installations (other than smoke control systems)

I.S. EN 13501-4: 2007 +A1 2009 - Fire classification of construction products and building elements, Part 4 - “Classification using data from fire resistance tests on smoke control systems.”

I.S. EN 13501-5: 2006+A1 2009 Fire classification of construction products and building elements, Part 5 – Classification using test data from external fire exposure to roof tests

I.S. EN 13823: 2010+A1 2014 - Reaction to fire tests for building products - Building products excluding floorings exposed to the thermal attack by a single burning item

I.S. EN 16034: 2014 - Pedestrian doorsets, industrial, commercial, garage doors and openable windows. Product standard, performance characteristics . Fire resisting and/or smoke control characteristics.

I.S. EN ISO 306: 2013 Plastics. Thermoplastic materials. Determination of Vicat Softening Temperature (VST).

I.S. EN ISO 1182: 2010, Reaction to fire tests for building products - Non combustibility test

I.S. EN ISO 1716: 2010, Reaction to fire tests for building products - Determination of the gross calorific value

I.S. EN ISO 11925-2: 2010 - Reaction to fire tests for building Products, Part 2 - Ignitability when subjected to direct impingement of a flame

I.S.CEN/TS 15447: 2006 - Mounting and fixing in reaction to fire tests under the CPD.

I.S. ENV 1187: 2002 Test Methods for external fire exposure to roofs.

Eurocodes:

I.S. EN 1991-1-2: 2002 Eurocode 1. Actions on structures. General actions. Actions on structures exposed to fire

I.S. EN 1992-1-2: 2004 Eurocode 2. Design of concrete structures. General rules. Structural fire design

I.S. EN 1993-1-2:2005 Eurocode 3. Design of steel structures. General rules. Structural fire design

I.S. EN 1994-1-2:2005 Eurocode 4. Design of composite steel and concrete structures. General rules. Structural fire design

I.S. EN 1995-1-2: 2004 Eurocode 5. Design of timber structures. General. Structural fire design

I.S. EN 1996-1-2: 2005 Eurocode 6. Design of masonry structures. General rules. Structural fire design

I.S. EN 1999-1-2: 2007 Eurocode 9. Design of aluminium structures. Structural fire design BS 476 - Fire tests on building materials and structures

  • Part 3: 2004 - Classification and method of test for external fire exposure to roofs.

  • Part 4: 1970 (1984) - Non-combustibility test for materials

  • Part 6: 1989 + A1: 2009 - Method of test for fire propagation for products

  • Part 7:1997 - Method of test to determine the classification of the surface spread of flame of products

  • Part 8: 1972 –Test methods and criteria for the fire resistance of elements of building construction.

  • Part 11: 1982 (1988) - Method for assessing the heat emission from building products

  • Part 20: 1987 AMD 6487 - Method for determination of the fire resistance of elements of construction (general principles)

  • Part 21: 1987 - Methods for determination of the fire resistance of loadbearing elements of construction

  • Part 22: 1987 - Methods for determination of the fire resistance of non-loadbearing elements of construction

  • Part 23: 1987 - Methods for determination of the contribution of components to the fire resistance of a structure

  • Part 24: 1987 - Method for determination of the fire resistance of ventilation ducts

  • Part 31:1983 - Methods of measuring smoke penetration through doorsets and shutter assemblies. Section 31.1 Measurement under ambient temperature conditions

BS 2782 -0: 2011 - Methods of testing plastics. Introduction

  • Annex A: Method 508A: Performs so that the test flame extinguishes before the first mark, and the duration of flaming or afterglow does not exceed 5 seconds following removal of the burner

BS 4514: 2001 - Unplasticized PVC soil and ventilating pipes of 82.4 mm minimum mean outside diameter, fittings and accessories of 82.4 mm and of other sizes. Specification.

BS 5255: 1989 - Specification for thermoplastic waste pipe and fittings

BS 6336: 1998 - Guide to development and presentation of fire tests and their use in hazard assessment

BS 8214: 2016 - Code of Practice for fire door assemblies with non-metallic leaves

BS 8217: 2005- Reinforced bitumen membranes for roofing. Code of practice

BS 8313:1997- Code of Practice of Building Services in Ducts

BS 9251: 2014- Fire Sprinkler systems for Domestic and Residential Occupancy Code of Practice.

BS 9991: 2015 Fire Safety in the Design, Management and use of Residential Buildings

PD 6520: 1988 - Guide to fire test methods for building materials and elements of construction

Publications referred to:

Architectural, Heritage Protection Guidelines for Planning Authorities Chapter 6 (page 89) and Chapter 17 published by the Heritage Section DEHLG 2005

BRE Digest 398 – Continuous Mechanical Ventilation on Dwellings. Design, installation and operation

Code of Practice for Fire Resisting metal door sets 2010 published by Door and Hardware Federation http://www.dhfonline.org.uk

Commission Decision 2000/367/EC of 3rd May 2000

Commission Decision 2000/553/EC of 6th September 2000

Commission Decision 2003/424/EC of 6 June 2003

Commission Decision 2003/629/EC of 27 August 2003 amending Commission Decision 2000/367/EC of 3 May 2000

Commission Decisions 2005/823/EC amending Decision 2001/671/EC of 22 November 2005

Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) 2016/364 of the 1 July 2015

Ensuring best practise for passive fire protection (PFP) systems in buildings. Association of Specialist Fire Protection (ASFP)

ET101: 2008: National Rules for Electrical Installations produced by the Electro-Technical Council of Ireland.

External fire spread: building separation and boundary distances. Building Research Establishment, (BR 187) 2014

Fire Grading of Buildings, Part 1. General Principles and Structural Precautions. Post-War Building Studies No. 20. HMSO, 1946

Fire protection in old buildings and historic town centres. The Fire Protection Association, London

Fire protection measures for the Royal Palaces (The Bailey Report). Department of National Heritage, London

Fire Safety in Community Dwelling Houses : Code of Practice for safety in new and existing community dwelling houses.

Fire Services Acts, 1981 and 2003

Fire Stopping and penetration seals for the construction industry (2004) by the Association of Specialist Fire Protection (ASFP)

Guide for Practitioners 6: Conservation of Traditional Buildings, Historic Scotland, http://www.histroicscotland.gov.uk

Guidelines for the construction of fire-resisting structural elements. Building Research Establishment (BR 128) http://www.brebookshop.com

Hardware for Fire and Escape Doors Code of Practice published by the Door and Hardware Federation (2012) http://www.dhfonline.org.uk

Heritage under fire. A guide to the protection of historic buildings. The United Kingdom Working Party on fire safety in historic buildings

Increasing the fire resistance of existing timber floors. Building Research Establishment (Digest 208)

New Approach Notified and Designated Organisations (NANDO) ec.europa.eu/growth/toolsdatabases/nando/

Recommendation for Site Development Works for housing areas

Technical Guidance Document D – Materials and Workmanship

Technical Guidance Document J - Heat Producing Appliances

Technical Guidance Document K - Stairways, Ladders, Ramps and Guards

Timber and fire-resisting doorsets: maintaining performance under the new European test standard” (2002) published by TRADA. Technology http://www.trada.co.uk/techinfo/library

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