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What are Compliance Certificates?

A Certificate of Compliance is required for all new build work and for all alterations, additions or extension work to an existing property to ensure that all works have been carried out in accordance with any Planning Permission granted and the Building Regulations. Since the introduction of the Building Control Amendment Regulations 2013, it is now part of a statutory process, which is managed on the BCMS system for all new building work over 40 sq.m.

A Certificate of Compliance is provided by an architect, surveyor or engineer, to certify that they have supervised your construction project and that it has been built in compliance with Building and Planning Regulations.

You will be asked to supply this on the sale or mortgage of your house. If you have not employed an architect, engineer or surveyor and you do not have a Certificate of Compliance, then you will have to provide an Opinion of Compliance.

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Legally required since 2013

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Opinion of Compliance

A Certificate of Compliance can be provided by an architect, surveyor or engineer, to certify that they have supervised your construction and that it has been built to comply with any Building & Planning Regulations.

Exemption Certificates will be required for any builds that are exempted. An exempted build is one where planning permission isn’t required. The categories of exempted development are set out in planning law

A Planning Certificate can be provided by architects, surveyors or engineers, to certify that they have supervised the construction of your project and that it has been developed to comply with Building & Planning Regulations

An Opinion of Compliance is similar but doesn’t offer the same assurance as a Certificate of Compliance. The Opinion of Compliance is carried out after the completion of a project & is only based on a visual inspection

Our valued clients


If it’s an efficient and reliable professional service you are looking for JEArchitecture are who I recommend to all my clients when a Compliance Certificate is required.

Maxwell Mooney

Maxwell Mooney & Co. Solicitors

I have known Joe for over 15 years and would highly recommend him as an architect who we use regularly because of his attention to detail, good value and creativity….. Joe also knows the planning system very well which is a big help. Joe will not let you down, will work hard and get you results; and, on that basis I am endorsing him.

Kevin Hughes

Hughes Planning & Development Consultants

Joe is a top class professional in his field and I found him extremely helpful throughout the entire process of design and delivery. He was always contactable and kept on top of the entire process from start to finish. I have recommended Joe to many people since.

Doug Robertson

Robertson Estate Agents

I have worked with Joe on numerous projects. I find him and his business extremely reliable with a huge knowledge of construction and architecture and being able to combine both in a way that works very well. I find his designs and reports very innovative and have no hesitation in recommending him. 

Tomas Dubinskas

TMC Construction

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