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Information and public services for the Island of Jersey

L'înformâtion et les sèrvices publyis pouor I'Île dé Jèrri

Part 1: structure

​This document contains:

  • general guidance on the performance expected of materials and building work in order to comply with the requirements in Part 1 of the second schedule to the building bye-laws
  • practical examples and solutions on how to achieve compliance for some of the more common building situations   

Specifically, this document covers the loadings on a building, and the construction of the structural elements including:

  • foundations
  • walls
  • floors
  • roofs
  • chimneys

The building must also be constructed so that the risk of ground movement will not impair its stability. Simple design rules and guides are also supplied for domestic buildings, including garages and outbuildings, and small non-residential buildings. 

Technical guidance document 1 structure

​​Technical guidance document 2 mezzanine type storage floors

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