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Building Regulations (Amendment) Act (Northern Ireland) 2009

Options Considered

Three options were considered:

Do nothing – not feasible, as the existing provisions are not adequate to cope with the requirements of modern buildings and increasing EU demands,

Radical overhaul of the entire building regulations process – not necessary, as evidence indicates contentment with the current regime; and

Amend the existing Order and introduce new provisions as appropriate – the preferred option, given the nature of the amendments proposed.

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