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.
Building Standards Branch have relocated office premises. The new address is;-
Building Standards Branch
Building Regulations Unit
3-5a Frederick Street
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.