When is a Fire Safety Certificate Required

A Fire Safety Certificate is Required when

1. to certifies that a building to which the application relates will, if constructed in accordance with the plans submitted, comply with the requirements of the local council.

A Fire Safety Certificate is granted by the local County Council. It certifies that the design of the building or works would be in compliance with the requirements of part B of the Second Schedule to the Building Regulations, 1997-2014. This decision is based on the plans, documents and information submitted to the authority with the application. A fire safety certificate may be granted with or without conditions, or it may be refused.

    Any works in connection with the design and construction of a new building
    Works in connection with the material alteration o

1.        A day centre or local community centre

2.        A building containing a flat or complex of Flats

3.        A hotel, hostel or Guest building

4.        An institutional building, College, University Buildings

5.        A place of assembly

6.        A shopping centre

Also relevant to fire safety certification is

Works in connection with the material alteration of a shop, office or industrial building where additional floor area is being provided within the existing building or where the building is being sub divided into a number of units for separate occupancy.

Works in connection with the extension of a building by more than 25 square metres

A building as regards which a material change of use takes place