Consultation on amendments to The Building Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2012 (as amended) and associated technical guidance.

Consultation opened on 14 August 2020. Closing date 09 October 2020.

Summary

The Department of Finance is consulting on amendments to the The Building Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2012 (as amended) and associated technical guidance.

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Consultation description

This consultation seeks your views on proposals to amend the local Building Regulations and associated technical guidance booklets to:

  • introduce a new regulation that effectively bans the use of combustible materials on the external walls of 'relevant buildings' and introduce guidance in relation to 'Assessments in lieu of tests'; and
  • make reference to a revised Atlas Map that will be used to establish if a dwelling is located in a radon affected area.

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