Technical Guidance Documents/School Design Guides


April 2021

SDG 02-06 Sanitary Facilities

SDG 02-03 Post Primary School Design Guide

SDG-02-04 Primary & Post Primary School Specialist Accommodation for Pupils with Special Educational Needs

October 2020

TGD 021-5 Acoustic Performance in New Primary & Post Primary Buildings has been replaced with the new document SDG 02-05-03 Acoustic Performance in New Primary Buildings

July 2020

New Design Note on Energy Conservation and Mechanical and Electrical Services.  This technical guidance design note is provided to either update or clarify existing Technical Guidance Documents (TGDs) information, or provide direction on a new provision not currently addressed in the TGDs or to confirm the functional requirements of identified items that have been in general practice for some time. This is to be read in conjunction with all other TGDs.  Scroll down to view.

September 2019
TGD 025 (Identification and Suitability Assessment of Sites for Primary Schools) and TGD027 (Identification and Suitability Assessment of Sites for Post Primary Schools) updated in relation to urban sites.

September 2018
Design Team Procedures for Small Works (TGD-007) updated to reflect increased threshold for use of the Public Works Short Form of Contract (PW-CF6) and other changes.

April 2018
Technical Guidance Document TGD 021-7 Minimum  Performance Standards of Roof Materials and Finishes, 1st Edition April 2018, published

February 2018
TGD033 School Building Projects and Compliance with Part L of the Building Regulations 2017, 1st Edition February 2018, published.  Part L of the Building Regulations relates to Conservation of Fuel and Energy for Buildings other than Dwellings.  Scroll down to view.

Technical Guidance Documents

The following is a complete set of the Department of Education and Skills technical guidance documents and comprises:

1. Current Technical Guidance Documents
2. Archive Documents

Document Edition and Revision
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