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The Building Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2012

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Application for a type approval certificate for the erection of a dwelling or dwellings

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11.—(1) In this regulation—

“Building” means a dwelling or dwellings; and

“Site specific matters” include, but are not limited to—

(a)

matters relating to Part C (Site preparation and resistance to contaminants and moisture);

(b)

matters relating to the foundations of the building;

(c)

matters relating to a building’s distance to the boundary;

(d)

matters relating to a building’s target carbon dioxide emission rate and calculated carbon dioxide emission rate for the completed building;

(e)

matters relating to external ramps, stairs and handrails;

(f)

matters relating to Part N (Drainage); and

(g)

matters relating to access to or egress from the building.

(2) Any person who intends to apply for a type approval certificate for the erection of a building shall, if the provisions of these regulations apply to such work, give notices, deposit full plans, sections, specifications and written particulars to the processing council in accordance with the relevant rules of Part C of Schedule 3.

(3) The provisions of paragraph (2) shall not apply to site specific matters.

(4) Before notifying the applicant of its decision to approve or reject an application for a type approval certificate or a variation of a type approval certificate, the processing council must consult with—

(a)all other district councils identified by the applicant as councils within which boundaries the applicant intends to use the type approval; and

(b)any other persons that appear to it to be representative of the interests concerned.

(5) A type approval certificate issued in accordance with this regulation shall specify—

(a)the requirements of building regulations to which the certificate relates;

(b)any conditions subject to which it shall continue to have effect; and

(c)the end of such period which it shall cease to have effect.

(6) The processing council shall publish notice in writing of—

(a)any type approval certificate issued in accordance with this regulation; and

(b)any variation to a type approval certificate (including any variation to a class or case),

and shall provide a copy of this notice to all other district councils and persons identified in paragraph (4).

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