Review of the Building Regulations (Northern Ireland) Order 1979 (as amended) 2nd public consultation

Consultation opened on 04 July 2005. Closing date 04 November 2005.


The 1979 Order is the primary legislation for building regulations in Northern Ireland.


Consultation description

The 1979 Order

The Order sets out the powers, duties, responsibilities and rights of the Department of Finance and Personnel, district councils and applicants in relation to building regulations matters, including giving the Department responsibility for writing regulations in the form of secondary, or subordinate, legislation.

The Building Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2000 and the Building (Prescribed Fees) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1997 were not part of this consultation.

An amendment to the 1979 Order (the Building Regulations (Amendment) Act (Northern Ireland) 2009 received Royal Assent on 2 March 2009.

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