IT’S YOUR BUILDING! MAKE IT RIGHT!
Are you buying or building a new property or renovating an existing one?
Are you aware of your obligations under the Building Control Act?
Building Control Section.
Fire & Rescue Service Headquarters,
Tel: (058) 21146
Fax: (058) 44149
The Building Regulations are divided into 12 parts and a brief outline is given on the next page. For more information contact your local Building Control Office or the Department of Environment Website.
What advice can you give me?
Remember responsibility for compliance with the Building Regulations lies with you, your design and construction teams.
Have your building checked during construction, particularly at foundation, sub-floor, block work, roofing, and final stages.
- The Building Designer, Builder and Owner are responsible for compliance with the Requirements of the Building Regulations. You must ensure that your building is checked for compliance.
No one else will do that for you.
- Employ a competent Designer and a competent Supervisor to oversee the construction.
- Before starting any works a Commencement Notice must be submitted to the Building Control Authority between 14 and 28 days before starting.
- Most buildings (except for new private houses) require a Fire Safety Certificate. This must be granted before works can commence on site.