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Information Note on Building Control (Amendment) Regulations 2014 (SI No. 9 of 2014) and the Self-Build Sector   

 S.I. No. 9 of 2014 does not prevent self-build or use of direct labour or any person building on their own land.

The twin aims of the new regulations can be summarised as being:

Self-build arrangements are entirely compatible with these aims.

The statutory obligations that rest with the owner and builder (one and the same person in a self-build scenario) are not new – they already apply under the Building Control Act 1990.

From a self-build perspective,  SI No.9 of 2014 will work as follows:

  1. to certify the design, and
  2. to inspect the works and certify the completed dwelling (the assigned certifier).

The Department of the Environment, Community and Local Government has this week written to the Irish Association of Self-Builders offering a meeting to address their concerns and to ensure that the Self-Build Sector can continue to play its part within the ongoing development of the building control system.    

Architecture /Building Standards

Department of the Environment, Community and Local Government

26 February 2014  

Information Note on Building Control (Amendment) Regulations 2014 (SI No. 9 of 2014) and the Self-Build Sector - pdf