SELF BUILD REGULATIONS
If you’re self-building your home this year, you may wish to know that the new building control regulations have been relaxed starting the 1st of September 2015. You will now have the choice to opt out of statutory certification – but you will have to show by ‘alternative means’ that you have met your obligations ( i.e. prove that you’re building to current standards). A word of caution, it is still unclear what approach lending institutions may take towards this new development. We would strongly advise that you meet with your lending institution before deciding which approach to take to ensure that they are willing to lend to you on the 'opt out' approach.
The new building control legislation for self-builders to ‘opt out’ of certain requirements has been published along with homeowner guidelines. To view these click on the two links below:
2. Opt out form
If you would like any further information in relation to how the above can affect your new self build please complete the form below or contact us on 041-9833777.