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Building Control Amendment Regulations (BCAR)

Do all developments require a Commencement Notice?

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Commencement Notices are required for:

  • The erection of a building;

  • A material alteration or extension of a building, or material change of use of a building;

  • Works in connection with the material alteration (excluding minor works) of a shop, office, or industrial building.

They are not required for:

  • Works or a change of use that is an exempted development under the Planning Acts, and for which a Fire Safety Certificate isn’t required;

  • When a 7-Day Notice has been submitted.