The Building Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2012 - Consultation for Phase 1

Consultation opened on 09 July 2010. Closing date 29 October 2010.


Consultation on the Department’s proposals for replacing the Building Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2000 (Phase 1) with a new set of Building Regulations (to be called The Building Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2011), together with proposals for changing the format and purpose of the accompanying Technical Booklets. This consultation is now closed.


Consultation description

Phase 1 concentrated on the revised format of a number of the Technical Booklets, and an uplift of the requirements for two Parts.

The introduction of new guidance-based Technical Booklets for: 

  • Part E: Fire safety
  • Part H: Stairs, ramps, guarding and protection from impact
  • Part N: Drainage, and
  • Part V: Glazing

with little or no regulatory change.

Regulatory/technical uplifts and new guidance-based Technical Booklets for: 

  • Part C: Preparation of site and resistance to moisture; and
  • Part G: Sound insulation of dwellings

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