Ask the Expert – Brian Corry of Selfbuild+ chats with self-build expert John Corless about the statutory (mandatory) requirement that is Building Control, including:
– Differences between the local authority-led system in NI and the self-assessed system in ROI.
– In ROI, the choice you must make between opting in or out of appointing an Assigned Certifier.
– In NI, the role of your local authority’s Building Control department and the need to have detailed construction drawings to submit to Building Control before you can start construction.
And why it costs more to build in ROI than in NI or elsewhere in Europe or the UK.