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Building Control

COVID-19: Update 20.05.2020

Building Control Applications

Building Control applications to be posted to Monaghan Row or Downshire Civic Centre offices. Building Notice and Regularisation applications can be submitted by email to buildingcontrol@nmandd.org. We will contact you by phone for payment. As with all post being received at present, there will be a short delay in processing applications. Please be assured we are working very hard to resolve this situation.
Building Control Site Inspections
Following the latest review of restrictions by Council, we have decided to increase inspections from Wednesday 20 May 2020, as follows:
Roof - where this can be inspected externally, or the building has been vacant for 72hrs from the date the inspection is booked.
Boiler installations - where these are located externally.
Cavity Wall Insulation.
Completions for new build dwellings only, which have not been occupied- building must be vacant 72hrs from the date the inspection is booked.  
Anyone who wishes to book an inspection can do so by contacting Building Control on 0330 137 4003 or by email: buildingcontrol@nmandd.org. 
It is important to note that social distancing (staying 2 metres apart from other people) must be observed during a site inspection to ensure the safety of our staff and others. The Building Control Surveyor will contact you by phone before the inspection to ensure on-site social distancing can be achieved.
Building Control continue to respond to Dangerous Structures as normal. To report a Dangerous Structure please 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.

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:

Brian Cunningham Downpatrick (South)
(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 Castlewellan, 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:

Darren Mullen Ballyholland, Rathfriland Road, Derryleckagh Road, Hilltown Road and Ryan Road
(Senior Building Control Surveyor)
Sean Trainor Ballyholland, Mayobridge, Hilltown and Rathfriland
Raymond Sloane Bessbrook, Camlough, Whitecross, Armagh Road (Newry)
Kevin Devlin Cranfield, Attical, Kilkeel, Ballymartin and Annalong
Peter Daly Mullaghbawn, Meigh, Jonesborough, Forkhill, Silverbridge, Crossmaglen and Cullaville
Kieran Smyth Newtownhamilton, Belleek, Cullyhanna, Killeavy and Newry City Centre
Trevor Hughes Sheepbridge, Ashgrove, Glenn, Jerrettspass and Carnbane
Damien Clarke Burren, Warrenpoint, Rostrevor and Killowen

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