Waterford City & County Council, as the building control authority for Waterford, is responsible for the enforcement of the Building Control Acts 1990 and 2007 and Regulations made under those Acts. The building control system applies to the design and construction of new buildings, extensions and material alterations to, and certain changes of use of, existing buildings. The Building Control section promotes good practice in the design and construction of buildings and we do this by visiting and inspecting building sites.
As far as possible, we try to resolve problems by discussing them with the builder to find an agreed solution. Occasionally, however, we serve enforcement notices where contraventions of the Regulations occur and, in certain cases, we can and do prosecute. As well as inspecting buildings during construction, we have the authority to examine documents, drawings and other materials relevant to the work.
Primary responsibility for compliance with the Building Regulations rests with the designers, builders and building owners. The power of inspection granted to the Building Control Authority under the legislation is discretionary and does not impose an obligation on the Building Control Authority to inspect all buildings during their construction.
European Union (Construction Products) Regulations (S.I. 225 of 2013)
Overview of Building Control Legislation
More information on Building Control and Regulations can be found under the links below: