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Building Control

Local Councils, through their Building Control Service, have a statutory duty to enforce the Building Regulations.  These are a set of construction requirements and they include regulations on structural stability, fire safety, energy conservation, accessibility and standards on health. 

The role of Building Control includes assessing your plans and inspecting work at various stages during the build. 

Although Building Regulations are a regulatory function of Council and enforcement forms part of our business, our role is to provide a courteous, equitable and efficient service valued by all our customers. In so doing we take pride in providing the highest possible level of service to all our customers.

Applicants or agents who have a query regarding the current status of an application should contact the office as follows:

Tel: 0330 137 4003, Email: buildingcontrol@nmandd.org

Opening Hours

Monday to Friday: 9am – 5pm

Contact Us

Oifig an Iúir Oifig Dhún Pádraig
Newry Office Downpatrick Office
O’Hagan House Downshire Civic Centre
Monaghan Row Downshire Estate, Ardglass Road
Newry BT35 8DJ Downpatrick BT30 6GQ
 
Telephone: 0330 137 4003
Email: buildingcontrol@nmandd.org

Area Information

The Council area is split between our two main offices in Downpatrick and Newry.

To check that your address is in our Council area click here.

The Downpatrick Office looks after seven areas; the Building Control Surveyor for each area is:

Downpatrick
 
Brian Cunningham – Castlewellan
(Senior Building Control Surveyor)
 
Patrick Hobson Downpatrick (North)
(Senior Specialist Building Control Surveyor)
 
Seamus Lonergan Ballynahinch, Loughinisland, Drumaness and Seaforde
 
Terry O' Toole Kilcoo, Ballyward, Leitrim and Newcastle
 
Kevin O’Connor – Downpatrick (South), Dundrum, Killough, Annsborough and Ballykinlar
 
Conor Miskelly Crossgar, Saintfield, Killyleagh and Shrigley
 
Brigin Byrne – Strangford, Ardglass, Ballyhornan and Lecale District

Applications or inspection requests in these areas should be sent to the Downpatrick Office.

The Newry Office looks after eight areas; the Building Control Surveyor for each area is as follows:

Newry

Darren Mullen (Senior Building Control Surveyor) - Rathfriland Road (Newry), Ashgrove, Newry City Centre (Part), Hilltown Road (Newry), Ballyholland, Derryleckagh Road, Greenan Road and Warrenpoint Road (Newry).

Kevin Devlin - Hilltown, Mayobridge, Rathfriland, Saval, Burren, Warrenpoint, Rostrevor and Killowen.

Raymond Sloane - Bessbrook, Camlough, Whitecross and left-hand side of Armagh Road (Newry).

Kevin Devlin - Cranfield, Attical, Kilkeel, Ballymartin and Annalong.

Peter Daly - Tandragee Road (Newry), Jerrettspass, Armagh Road (Newry), Carnbane, Glenn, Newry City Centre and Greenbank.

Kieran Smyth – Dublin Road (Newry), Drumintee, Mullaghbawn, Meigh, Jonesborough, Forkhill, Silverbridge, Creggan, Crossmaglen and Cullaville.

Trevor Hughes - Newtownhamilton, Bellleek, Cullyhanna, Killeavy and Newry city Centre (part).

Brian Cunningham – Cranfield, Attical, Kilkeel, Ballymartin, Annalong and Glassdrumman.

Applications or inspection requests in these areas should be sent to the Newry Office.