Building Regulations Certificates

Building Regulations Ancillary Certificates

Read our Guide to the Building Regulations Ancillary Certificates (PDF).

The suite of Ancillary Certificates have been developed in response to the Building Control (Amendment) Regulations, BC(A)R, published as S.I. No.9 and S.I. No 105, both of 2014 and complemented by the associated Code of Practice for Inspecting and Certifying Buildings and Works.

The three organisations that represent the design professionals that can act as Assigned Certifier and Design Certifier under S.I. No. 9;

  • Engineers Ireland
  • The Royal Institution of Architects of Ireland (RIAI)
  • The Society of Chartered Surveyors of Ireland (SCSI)

The Ancillary Certificates are required to be signed off by a Principal or Director of the company employing the individual who prepared the Ancillary Certificate. The selection of the person who signs off on the Ancillary Certificate is a matter for the company concerned in compliance with their own Professional Indemnity Insurance.

While these are not statutory documents, it is the recommendation of all three organisations that the wording and format of this suite of documents are not changed for individual project use. Milestone reviews of all the documentation generated by S.I. No.9 may initiate a review of the Ancillary Certificates at an agreed date in the future.

You can search the Construction Industry Register Ireland (CIRI) and verify a practitioner’s registration - http://www.ciri.ie.

Ancillary Certificates for Engineers


The following Ancillary Certfiicates will be required to be signed off by the Engineer for their Design at the Design Stage and the Completion Stage. Note there are two certificates required at Completion Stage, one covering Design and the other covering Inspection.

Commencement Notice (7 day notice)

Commencement Notice (7 day notice)

Ancillary certificate of compliance: Design

Design of the works

Design of the works
 

Ancillary certificate of compliance on completion. Design of the works

Inspection plan

Inspection plan
 

Ancillary certificate of compliance on completion: Inspection plan

Ancillary Certificates for Competent Persons or Specialists


It is proposed that the following Ancillary Certificates will be required to be signed off by competent persons or specialists (i.e. Facade Designer, Fire Systems Designer, Lift Specialist etc.) for their design at Design Stage and at Completion Stage. Note there are two certificates required at Completion Stage, one covering Design and the other covering Inspection.

Commencement Notice (7 day notice)

Commencement Notice (7 day notice)

Ancillary certificate of compliance: Design. Commencement notice / 7 day notice. To be completed by a specialist or unregistered consultant.

Commencement Notice (7 day notice)

Completion
 

Ancillary certificate of compliance: Design. To be completed by a specialist or unregistered consultant. .

Ancillary completion certificate: Inspection

Ancillary completion certificate: Inspection

Ancillary certificate of compliance on completion. To be completed by a specialist or unregistered consultant.


Ancillary Certificates for Builders


CIF01

Ancillary Certificate of Compliance on Completion

Ancillary Certificate of Compliance on Completion Certificate signed by Sub-Contractor / Specialist Contractor. Assigned by the Builder / Main Contractor on Completion.

CIF02

Ancillary Certificate of Compliance on Completion

Certificate for Sub-Sub-Contractor to Sub-Contractor / Specialist Contractor & Builder / Main Contractor. Ancillary Certificate of Compliance on Completion