New Building Control Regulations 2014

New Building Control Regulations 2014

 

If you are carrying out any construction works, you must notify us by sending us a Commencement Notice. It must reach us between 14 and 28 days before you start construction on site, and it must be accompanied by the correct fee. The current fee for a commencement notice is €30 per building.

You need a commencement notice if you are:-

  • Constructing a building
  • Making a Material alteration to a building
  • Extending a building
  • Materially changing the use of a building
  • Carrying out any works in connection with the material alteration of a shop, office or industrial building.

You do not need to send in a commencement notice if:

  • the work is exempted development under the Local Government (Planning and Development) Acts, 1963 to 2000 and it does not require a Fire Safety Certificate

This exemption does not apply to work in connection with the material alteration of a shop, office or industrial building. In these cases, you must send in a commencement notice regardless of whether or not the works require a Fire Safety Certificate.

Please note that in accordance with the Building Control (Amendment) Regulations S.I. 9 of 2014, from the 1st March 2014 new Commencement Notice procedures will apply.

The new requirements will apply to:

- the design and construction of a new dwelling

- an extension of > 40 meters squared to a dwelling

- works which require a Fire Safety Certificate

As part of the new system applicants will be asked to use a new Online Commencement Notice logdement system which will be hosted at  https://www.localgov.ie/en/link-type/bcms


The Building Control Information Note explains more detail in relation to the new requirements.
Forms can be accessed;

 

Building Control Forms

Last update:03/03/2014

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