Building Control

*New information for customers*

Amendment to The Building Regulations NI & Prescribed Fees from 1 April 2022

For information please note that from the 1st April 2022, Building Regulation fees will be increased in accordance with legislator amendments.

To identify the revised fee requirements, please follow the link below to see the increase in fees as set out in:

The Building (Prescribed Fees) (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2022

Also of note, the following amendments to the principle Regulations in relation to Parts A, B & C will be introduced on 1 April 2022

Part A (Interpretation and general)

Part B (Materials and workmanship)

Part C (Site preparation and resistance to contaminants and moisture)                                

To view the detail of the changes to The Building (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2022 CLICK HERE.

With changes to the principle Regulations, amendments have been made to Technical Booklets B, C and E – AMD 7, to access these CLICK HERE.

To view the ‘Radon in Northern Ireland: Indicative Atlas’, of 2015 click on the links below. 

Radon in Northern Ireland: Indicative Atlas (Maps with place names) 

Radon in Northern Ireland: Indicative Atlas (Maps without place names) 

To access an awareness briefing from the Department of Finance CLICK HERE 

From the 30th June 2022 AMD-8 an amendment will be made to Technical Booklet R. This makes the requirement for Changing Places toilets to be provided in certain retail, assembly, leisure, hospital and primary care type buildings. For further information, please CLICK HERE to view the requirements and CLICK HERE to access an awareness briefing from the Department of Finance.  



Our Building Control service is reintroducing a site inspection service for open air sites and for unoccupied buildings subject to a 24 hour notice period being given to LCCC and where safe conditions are met on site.

A list of the necessary conditions are available in the information guidance by clicking here. A site inspection may be refused if the necessary arrangements are not met.

Following a recent revision of the coronavirus response, this decision is in line with the latest guidance from the Public Health Agency in respect of public safety and welfare.

Anyone wishing to book an inspection is advised to request an inspection 24 hours prior to its requirement by email at or by telephone on 028 9244 7300 to allow Building Control to keep a record of requests and arrange the necessary inspection to demonstrate Building Control compliance under difficult circumstances.

We are still unable to carry out site inspections of occupied buildings at the present time in accordance with the Public Health Agency guidance. This will be kept under review pending a return to full services in the future.

Building Control shall continue to respond to any Dangerous Structure requests to safeguard public health. Please telephone 028 9244 7300 to report a Dangerous Structure

The aim of the Building Control Service is to deliver a customer orientated quality service to architects, designers, developers, builders, solicitors and the general public, and as such ensure a safer and healthier built environment for all.

As well as enforcing the application of The Building Regulations, the Building Control Service has a responsibility for Street Naming, Dangerous Buildings legislation, Energy Performance of Buildings Legislation, assisting with the processing of Property Certificates, and the provision of other technical advice to the Council.

Opening Times

Monday to Friday 9.00am to 5.00pm

The Council has Building Control Surveyors located at Lagan Valley Island.

The office hours are 9.00am to 5.00pm Monday to Friday (excluding Bank and Public Holidays)

To contact Building Control please contact Tel: 028 9244 7300 or email:

To request an inspection, please call the office to arrange a notice period of 24 hours prior to inspection under the current Covid 19 conditions

If you require an out of hours inspection, please contact us with your request and we will do our best to accommodate you.

To make an online Building Notice or Regularisation application click here.