Building Regulations Primary Legislation
It came into operation in January 1980, and was amended in 1990 by the Planning & Building Regulations (Amendment) (NI) Order 1990.
The 1979 Order sets out the powers, duties, responsibilities and rights granted to the Department, district councils and applicants.
It establishes various rights of appeal for applicants, and creates a number of offences for non-compliance with the requirements of the Regulations.
The Building Regulations (Amendment) Act (Northern Ireland) 2009 received Royal Assent on 2 March 2009. Copies may be purchased from The Stationery Office or it may be viewed online on the Statute Law Database
On 21 July 2009, the Department made the Building Regulations (2009 Amendment Act) (Commencement) Order (Northern Ireland) 2009. This statutory rule commences certain provisions of the Building Regulations (Amendment) Act 2009 from 31 August 2009, and may be viewed online at www.opsi.gov.uk/sr/sr2009/pdf/nisr_20090272_en.pdf