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Building Control (Amendment) Regulations 2013

The Building Control (Amendment) Regulations 2013 (SI No 80 of 2013) were signed by Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government Phil Hogan on 8th March 2013 and will come into will come into effect on 1st March 2014.

The purpose of the amendment regulations is to strengthen the current arrangements in place for the control of building activity. The amended regulations will require members of the construction industry to inspect and sign off on buildings at various stages of their construction and on completion, indicating that they are in compliance with the appropriate Building Regulations.

It is important to note that the Department of Environment will also publish (in the coming months) a Code of Practice for inspection and certification to accompany the new regulations and OHAC understand that the Code of Practice will cover information relating to:

OHAC will be keeping a very close eye on the latest developments relating to the Building Control (Amendment) Regulations 2013 and as soon as we have further information we will provide you with an update.  In the meantime if you require additional information or assistance, please do not hesitate to contact us at [email protected] or 01-4151285.