Consultation on Proposed Amendment of Technical Booklet B
The Department of Finance and Personnel proposes to bring into operation a new guidance publication "Technical Booklet B 2013" in July 2013.
The Building Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2012 came into operation on the 31st October 2012. These Regulations do not apply in relation to work which has been completed, or for which plans have been deposited with a district council, before 31st October 2012.
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.