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On 24th February 2014 the Department of Finance and Personnel introduced new Building Regulations in response to the Energy Performance Of Buildings Directive (recast) 2010.

Letter introducing amendments to Technical Booklets 2014

(pdf 68kb)

The Building (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2014

(pdf 28kb)

Amendment to Technical Booklets ( F1 and F2 ) 2014

(pdf 492kb)

Building Standards Branch have relocated office premises. The new address is;-

Properties Division

Building Standards Branch

Building Regulations Unit

3rd Floor

Northland House

3-5a Frederick Street



On this website you will find information about the function of building regulations within Northern Ireland.

The Department of Finance and Personnel (DFP) is responsible for the development and the implementation of policy and legislation relating to the Building Regulations for Northern Ireland.

Under Article 3 of the Building Regulations (NI) Order 1979, the Department is empowered to:“make regulations to be known as "building regulations” -

  • for all or any of the matters set out in Schedule 1 [of the Order]; and
  • for such other matters relating to buildings as appear to the Department after consultation with the Advisory Committee to be relevant to the purposes of this Order."

The advisory committee is the Northern Ireland Building Regulations Advisory Committee

In addition to this function, we are also the appeals body for certain appeals against building control decisions.

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