Councils in Northern Ireland have a statutory duty to enforce the Building Regulations and they do this through their Building Control Department. The Building Regulations are designed to ensure certain standards of health and safety apply to all buildings, with particular focus on achieving adequate standards of fire safety. The regulations also protect the environment by requiring buildings to be thermally efficient, reducing energy consumption and therefore the emission of pollutants which damage the atmosphere. Regulations are also in place to deal with accessibility and are effective in improving the quality of life for people with disabilities. Building Regulations and Building Control, therefore, have an important role to play in helping protect people and the environment.
Fermanagh and Omagh District Council’s Building Control Department provide the following services:
- Energy Performance in buildings
- Postal naming and numbering
- Property Certificates
- Building Regulations
- Dangerous Structures
- Entertainment Licensing
Through these services the Building Control Department works closely with architects, agents, those involved in construction, members of the legal profession as well as members of the public.
Building Control Northern Ireland is a voluntary umbrella grouping of the Building Control Departments of the 11 local Councils. Building Control Northern Ireland’s website www.buildingcontrol-ni.com provides information on all aspects of building control such as Building Regulations, details of Council Building Control departments, how to make an application and calculating Building Control fees. It also supplies information on training events, courses and programmes as well as providing links to other websites operated by associated public sector bodies and professional institutions.
The Building Control Department, Fermanagh and Omagh District Council
Tel: 0300 303 1777