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School design and construction – Building Regulations

Guidance documents and tools to assist with the design and construction of school buildings and grounds

This collection gives standards and guidance for those involved in the design and construction of school buildings and grounds.

It includes advice for school providers, local authorities and dioceses on the standards for school premises, assessing the area and capacity of schools and creating a design brief for a building project.

There is detailed guidance for design professionals and others involved in school building projects, together with the Output Specification and design examples such as the baseline designs.

Standards for school premises

Area guidelines and net capacity

Strategic design advice

Detailed design guidelines

Output Specification 2017

Design examples

Standards and guidance including acoustics, lighting, ventilation, thermal comfort, indoor air quality and energy use in school buildings.

Notes on acoustics, lighting and ventilation in schools

This guidance will assist building professionals involved in school building projects and outlines the latest guidance on specification requirements for acoustics, lighting and ventilation in school buildings.

BB93 is intended for designers and building control bodies. It gives the performance targets for compliance with Requirement E4 of the Building Regulations on School Acoustics.

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