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Amendments to Building Regulations

Amendments to Parts A,C, F and new Part M

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Fire Safety Conference 2017


The 2017 Fire Safety Conference will be held on 09 & 10 February 2017 in the Killyhevlin Hotel & Health Club, Enniskillen, County Fermanagh.

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Local Government Reform and Building Control

From 1 April 2015 there will be 11 local councils in Northern Ireland rather the current 26 – cluster groups of existing councils are joining together under new names and Belfast City Council is getting a bit bigger by taking in parts of the existing Lisburn, Castlereagh and North Down councils.


This means there will be 11 Building Control Offices instead of 26.  However, the work of building control, enforcing the building regulations by assessing plans and carrying out inspections of construction works in progress, will continue to be carried out in the same way and by the same professional, customer-focused staff.

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DFP Notice of Intention to Publish Non-Domestic Energy Performance Certificate Data

In response to a request made under the Environmental Information Regulations 2004, the Department of Finance and Personnel (DFP) will be releasing approximately 19,000 records comprised of data from Display Energy Certificates and non-domestic Energy Performance Certificates belonging to non-domestic buildings in Northern Ireland.

In the spirit of processing data fairly, the Department is giving holders of non-domestic Energy Performance Certificates the opportunity to decide whether to opt out before the records are due to be released around February/March 2015. Holders of non-domestic Energy Performance Certificates may opt out by visiting by Wednesday 11 February 2015.

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Fire Safety Conference 2015

20th Annual Fire Safety Conference

We are now taking bookings for the 20th annual N.I. Fire Safety Conference. This annual event brings together delegates from a range of backgrounds, including Fire and Rescue Services, Building Control, Entertainment Licensing, Universities, Consultants and International Service Providers interested in Fire Safety Research and Best Practice.

This year’s event will be held in the Killyhevlin Hotel, Enniskillen on the 19th and 20th February 2015.

Event Date / 19/02/15 & 20/02/15

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