COVID-19: Update November 2020
Following the latest review of restrictions by Council the Building Control department will operate as follows.
Building Regulation Applications
All applications will continue to be validated and processed in the normal way. We are available by phone and email to provide advice and guidance on Building Control matters. With restricted access to Council buildings there is a box located in the main reception area at Monaghan Row Newry and the Downshire Civic Centre to accept hand delivered applications if you do not wish to use the postal service; alternatively, the full postal addresses for both offices are below.
Should an applicant or agent have a query regarding the status of a current application they should email: firstname.lastname@example.org
We are currently carrying out all inspections as normal with no restrictions.
Anyone who wishes to book an inspection can do so by contacting our office on 0330 137 4003 or by email: email@example.com
It is important to note the social distancing (staying 2 metres apart from other people) must be observed at all times during a site inspection to ensure the safety of our staff and others. A face covering must be worn for internal inspections in occupied buildings. The Building Control Surveyor will contact you before the inspection to ensure these measures can be achieved.
Building Control continue to respond to Dangerous Structures as normal. To report a Dangerous Structure telephone 0330 137 4003.
Local councils, through their Building Control Service, have a statutory duty to apply 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 as it is being built.
Although Building Regulations are a regulatory function of Council, and enforcement forms part of our business, our job is to provide a courteous, equitable and efficient service valued by all of our customers.
Monday to Friday: 9am – 5pm
|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|
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:
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:
Applications or inspection requests in these areas should be sent to the Newry Office.