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Building Control - General Information

Building Control is responsible for ensuring that Building Regulations are enforced.

The standards include requirements on health, structural stability, fire safety, energy conservation and accessibility.  Building Control is responsible for ensuring that Building Regulations are enforced. The standards include requirements on health, structural stability, fire safety, energy conservation and accessibility.

There are three types of applications:
Examples of work requiring an application:

Erecting a new building or extending an existing building.

Changing the use of a building (eg house to offices).

Converting a roofspace or garage.

Carrying out structural alterations, such as replacing existing walls, floors or stairs; making two rooms into one; removing a chimney breast; installing cavity wall insulation.

Installing central heating or replacing/relining flues and replacement boilers.

Examples of work exempt from requiring an application:

Certain porches not exceeding 5m2, conservatories, open carports or covered areas being extensions not exceeding 30m2

Certain detached garages and single storey buildings not exceeding 30m2 in area

Certain sheds not exceeding 15m2 in area

Certain agricultural buildings

Fences, garden walls, gates

Certain greenhouses

Replacement windows of dwellings and fireplaces and replacement sanitary fittings and drainage

If in doubt, always contact the Building Control service on 03000 132 132
E: buildingcontrol@midulstercouncil.org

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