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Building Control

COVID-19 Update 

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. The main reception areas at Monaghan Row and the Downshire Civic Centre are now open to the public and a box will be provided in each 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. We are still not in a position to offer face to face appointments, therefore all appointments will be by phone only.

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

Tel: 0330 137 4003

Email: buildingcontrol@nmandd.org


Site Inspections

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: buildingcontrol@nmandd.org

It is important to note that 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.

Dangerous Structures

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.

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 – 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:

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.