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Building Control

COVID-19 arrangements

· Building Control and Licensing offices are closed until further notice, with all staff working remotely from home.

· We are currently receiving Building Regulations and Property Certificate applications by post and where possible we will endeavour to process applications; however, there may be delays in this process.

· Site Inspections: from 26th May 2020 we are carrying out the following inspections where it is safe to do so, however, this is subject to daily review and may change going forward.

  • Foundations.
  • Hardcore/sub-structure.
  • Damp Proof Course – where this can be inspected externally, or building must be vacant 72hrs from the date the inspection is booked.
  • Drainage.
  • Structural elements (Roof, Floor, Timber Frame etc) – where this can be inspected externally, or building must be vacant 72hrs from the date the inspection is booked.
  • Boiler Installations – this means boiler only applications and boiler must be located externally, with external access to boiler installation from the public road.
  • Cavity Wall Insulation – visual inspection of external walls only, with external access from the public road to all building elevations.
  • New Build Completions (Unoccupied, unfurnished) – building must be vacant 72hrs from the date the inspection is booked.

· Building Control continues to respond to any Dangerous Structure.

· To contact an officer call 0300 303 1777 or email buildingcontrol@fermanaghomagh.com

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Building Control offices
The Council’s Building Control offices are located in:

– County Buildings, 15 East Bridge Street, Enniskillen
– Strule House, 16 High Street, Omagh

Opening hours
Building Control offices are open Monday – Friday, 9am – 5pm.

Contact Building Control
To contact Building Control:

Tel: 0300 303 1777
Email: buildingcontrol@fermanaghomagh.com
Visit: Our offices at Townhall, Enniskillen or Strule House, Omagh

Further information
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.