Tuesday, 5 March 2013

Questions (204)

Anthony Lawlor

Question:

204. Deputy Anthony Lawlor asked the Minister for Education and Skills if the quality of windows installed in school extensions varies from the quality of windows installed in new build schools or if it is his policy to ensure that all windows installed in school building projects are of the same quality; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [11271/13]

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Written answers (Question to Education)

Guidance on the specification of windows to be installed in all school building projects is set out in Technical Guidance Document TGD021-1 which is available on my Department's website. These guidelines state the minimum standards to be used in the design and specification of new or replacement windows for use in educational facilities and should be read in conjunction with other relevant design guidance, also available on my Departments website. These guidelines do not set out the standard required for existing windows. These standards apply to all Primary and Post-primary construction projects funded in part or in whole by the Department of Education and Skills.