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Guernsey Technical Standards and Water Efficiency Documents

Each part of the Building (Guernsey) Regulations is supported by a 'Guernsey Technical Standard' (GTS).

The functional requirements of the Building (Guernsey) Regulations are listed in Schedule 1of those regulations. They are deemed to have been satisfied if the design guidance given in the Guernsey Technical Standards is followed.

The Guernsey Technical Standards are split into 17 key parts, listed alphabetically A to P and Regulation 11:

Note: Update Information Sheet available, highlighting the changes contained in the 2013 editions of the Guernsey Technical Standards.

  • Part A - Structure
  • Part B - Vol 1 Fire safety - Dwellinghouses
                 - Vol 2 Fire safety - Buildings other than Dwellinghouses
  • Part C - Site preparation and resistance to contaminants and moisture
  • Part D - Toxic Substances
  • Part E - Resistance to the passage of sound
  • Part F - Ventilation
  • Part G - Health, Hygiene and Water Efficiency
  • Part H - Drainage and Waste Disposal
  • Part J - Heat producing appliances and Fuel storage systems
  • Part K - Safe means of access and egress
  • Part L1 - Conservation of Fuel and Power - Dwellings
  • Part L2 - Conservation of Fuel and Power - Buildings other than Dwellings
  • Part M - Access to and use of buildings
  • Part N - Glazing - Materials and Protection
  • Part P  - Roads (Valid from 16th March 2015)
  • Reg 11 - Materials and Workmanship

Water Efficiency Documents

  • Water Efficiency Calculator
  • Water Use Calculator

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