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Building Regulations (Northern Ireland) Order 1979

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  1. Introductory Text

  2. 1.Title and commencement

  3. 2.Interpretation

  4. 3.Building regulations

  5. 3A.Protected buildings

  6. 4.Building Regulations Advisory Committee

  7. 5.Further provisions as to the making of building regulations and the exemption therefrom of certain classes of buildings

  8. 5A.Guidance for purposes of building regulations

  9. 6.Continuing requirements

  10. 7.Type relaxation of building regulations by the Department

  11. 8.Power of district councils to approve types of building, etc.

  12. 9.Special provisions as to materials, etc. unsuitable for permanent buildings

  13. 10.Enforcement of building regulations

  14. 11.Powers of entry and inspection

  15. 12.Power to require or carry out tests for conformity with building regulations

  16. 13.Plans deposited with a district council

  17. 14.Miscellaneous provisions as to the approval of plans

  18. 15.Relaxation of building regulations

  19. 15A.Relaxation of building regulations for existing work

  20. 16.Appeals against the decision of district councils in applications for relaxation of building regulations

  21. 17.Appeals to the Department

  22. 18.Contravention notices in respect of work contravening building regulations

  23. 18A.Obtaining of report where contravention notice served

  24. 18B.Appeal against contravention notice

  25. 18C.Appeals to Department: procedure and fees

  26. 19.Deposit of plans to be of no effect after certain interval

  27. 19A.Registers to be kept by district councils

  28. 20.Civil liability

  29. 21.Penalties

  30. 22.Application of building regulations to the Crown

  31. 23.Regulations to be subject to negative resolution

  32. 24.Transitional provisions, amendments and repeals


    1. SCHEDULE 1


      1. 1.Preparation of sites.

      2. 2.Suitability, durability, use, reuse and recycling of materials and components (including surface finishes) and the...

      3. 2A.Measures requiring the use of reused or recycled materials.

      4. 3.Structural strength and stability, including— (a) precautions against overloading, impact and explosion; (b) measures to...

      5. 4.Fire precautions, including— (a) structural measures to resist the outbreak and spread of fire and...

      6. 5.Resistance to moisture and decay.

      7. 6.Measures affecting the transmission of heat.

      8. 7.Measures affecting the transmission of sound.

      9. 8.Measures to prevent infestation.

      10. 9.Measures affecting the emission of smoke, gases, fumes, grit or dust or other noxious or...

      11. 10.Drainage (including waste disposal units).

      12. 11.Cesspools and other means for the reception, treatment or disposal of foul matter.

      13. 12.Storage, treatment and removal of waste.

      14. 13.Installations utilising solid fuel, oil, gas, electricity or any other fuel or power (including appliances,...

      15. 14.Communications services (including telephones and radio and television wiring installations).

      16. 15.Lifts, escalators, hoists, conveyors and moving footways.

      17. 16.Plant providing air under pressure.

      18. 17.Standards and performance of heating, mechanical ventilation and air conditioning.

      19. 17A.Standards of artificial lighting and provision of power outlets.

      20. 17B.Measures relating to the security of buildings.

      21. 17C.Measures to prevent pollution and nuisance.

      22. 17D.Measures affecting the use of fuel or power (including the amount of fuel or power...

      23. 17E.Measures affecting the sustainable use of water (including equipment for monitoring and measuring supplies of...

      24. 18.Open space about buildings and the natural lighting and ventilation of buildings.

      25. 19.Accommodation for specific purposes in or in connection with buildings, and the dimensions of rooms...

      26. 20.Means of access to and egress from buildings and parts of buildings.

      27. 21.Prevention of danger and obstruction to persons in and about buildings (including passers-by).

      28. 22.Matters connected with or ancillary to any of the matters mentioned in the preceding provisions...

    2. SCHEDULE 2


      1. 1.In this Order— “building bye-laws” includes— bye-laws made by any sanitary authority under section 41...

      2. 2.Any building bye-law in force immediately before 1st October 1973 shall only have effect in...

      3. 3.(1) Subject to this paragraph, a district council may, on an application made after 1st...

    3. Schedule 3—Repeals

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