The Building Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2012 - Consultation for Phase 2

Consultation opened on 30 June 2011. Closing date 14 October 2011.


Consultation on the Department’s proposals (Phase 2) for replacing the Building Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2000 (the 2000 Regulations) with a new set of Building Regulations (to be called The Building Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2011. This consultation is now closed.


Consultation description

Phase 2 consisted of proposals on:

  • the introduction of new guidance-based Technical Booklets for Part B (Materials and Workmanship), Part D (Structure), Part J (Solid waste in buildings) and Part R (Access to and use of buildings) with no or little regulatory change
  • technical uplifts and new guidance-based Technical Booklets for Part F (Conservation of fuel and power), Part K (Ventilation), Part L (Combustion appliances and fuel storage systems) and Part P (Sanitary appliances and unvented hot water storage systems)
  • additional amendments to Part H (Stairs, ramps, guarding and protection from impact) and Technical Booklet E (Fire safety) as a result of Phase 1 consultation, and
  • amendments to Part A (Interpretation and general) including consequential changes required as a result of proposed amendments to technical Parts

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