Nearly Zero Energy Buildings (NZEBs)

                             ABUILD will work with the construction team to build A2-rated NZEBs                                  in compliance with the Building Regulations. 

It is important that the Builder understands the extra work that is involved in building NZEBs.

Give us a call if you are planning to build your dream home. 

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Building Regulation Changes

The Building Regulations part L 2011 document (Conservation of Fuel and Energy) requires new dwellings to be 60% more energy efficient compared to the 2005 Regulations. From 2017 with the introduction of Nearly Zero Energy Buildings (NZEBs), efficiency levels will be further improved to 70% in response to Ireland's 2020 targets with regards to the European Performance of Building's Directive (EPBD).  

The new Building Control Regulations Code of Practice was enforced on March 2014. Building Control Assigned Certifiers are now appointed by the homeowner/builder at commencement stage. They are responsible for inspecting and certifying the building during and after construction.   


Building Control now need a BER Certificate and DEAP Dwelling Report for Part L compliance when the property is built. They will not issue a certificate of completion if the building fails to comply to the current Building Regulations. Homeowners/Builders can not occupy or take ownership, if Building Control refuse to add their building to the National Register. It is solely the responsibility of the homeowner / builder that the completed building complies with the building regulations.