Building & Fire Safety Regulations

The Building and Fire Safety Regulations Frequently Asked Questions are a simple guide to understanding the building control system, which applies to the design and construction of new buildings, extensions and material alterations to and certain changes of use of existing buildings.They are intended as a practical guide, and are not a definitive legal interpretation of building control law. For more information, you can contact our Planning Staff.

The law governing building regulations and procedures is  set out in the Building Control Act, 1990, the Building Regulations, 1997-2002 and the Building Control Regulations, 1997-2000. These may be purchased from the Government Publications Sales Office, Sun Alliance House, Molesworth Street, Dublin 2 (Phone 01-6476995/4).