The current Building Regulations, (Building Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2012) came into operation on 31st October 2012. They set out technical requirements and are supported by a suite of guidance Technical Booklets published by the Department of Finance and Personnel Northern Ireland. There is no obligation to follow the methods or comply with the standards set out in the technical booklets. You may adopt any form of construction you wish, however you will have to demonstrate to the satisfaction of district councils that the requirements of the building regulations have been met. These booklets are specifically written for the use of individuals who have a sound knowledge of modern building techniques, terminology and practices.
Technical booklets are available to purchase from The Stationery Office or can be viewed via the links to the Department of Finance and Personnel below:
Further information can be obtained from:
Department of Finance NI - Energy performance of buildings in Northern Ireland
Department of Finance NI - Building Regulations and energy efficiency of buildings
If you would like further information, please contact us at our Limavady Office, 7 Connell Street, Limavady, BT49 0HA.
Tel: 028 7776 0301