Technical Interface Office

What is Technical Interface Office?

Diyar has established the Technical Interface Office (TIO) to safeguard Diyar’s planning principles by guiding Third party developers (TPDs) and / landowners and their Consultants through the design approvals process; support the TPD Consultant in obtaining Government Authority approvals; and monitoring the safe and compliant of construction and buildings on site; all through prescribed in the DRG’s. The TIO is committed to supporting its valued partners through its professional team and user-friendly processes. TIO Services can be summarized as:

  • Management of Diyar’s, Development Regulations and Guidelines (DRG), and Environmental & Construction regulations.
  • Review TPD’s design proposals to ensure compliance of design drawings to Diyar’s DRG’s.
  • Issuance of No Objection Certificates (NOC) and Completion Certificates for TPD consultants to obtain the relevant concerned Government approvals.
  • Facilitate communication & assist TPD consultants with relevant Government Authorities in order to obtain final approvals.
  • Provide Technical assistance to TPDs and their Consultants.
  • Monitor construction activities to ensure Compliance to approved design drawings, encourage safe working practices and minimize the impact of construction on surrounding properties and environment.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Building Permit Approvals Section (Villa Owners of Diyar Homes Phase-1 and Phase-2)
Can I cover the terrace with a glass room or shading structure?

Covering the terraces is not permitted as the terrace is intended to be used as an outdoor space for the villa. Therefore, no fixed/enclosed structures are allowed to be fixed on the terrace. However, removable furniture such as gazebos, foldable shades are allowed.

Can I enclose/cover the garage or the shaft area by the external kitchen?

No, as these areas must be open to allow access to services located in the shaft and air flow circulation in the garage.

Can I extend the ground floor of my villa to the courtyard or build an additional room/majlis?

Only villas with plot areas more than 300 sqm are allowed to have a room/majlis in the courtyard, provided it meets Diyar Homes Regulations.

Can I have a swimming pool or jacuzzi in my courtyard?

Yes; however, they must be as per Diyar Homes Regulations. (Note: A Commencing Work permit has to be obtained from TIO prior starting any works in the villa)

How long does it take for my building application to be processed?

Time periods for all villa-related building applications are 3 days provided all required information/documents are submitted. In case of any missing documents/drawings, the time period will be recounted upon receival of the missing documents/drawings.

What are the allowed additions/modifications on my villa in Diyar Homes Phase-1 or Phase-2?

Each villa is allowed one bedroom and one bathroom as per the specified location and size provided by TIO based on the villa type. With regards to modifications, please download the Diyar Homes Regulations booklet for the full list of permitted/not permitted works.

What are the procedures and documents required to build the extra permitted room?

The following procedures must be followed to apply for building the extra permitted room in your villa:

  1. A Detailed Design form (TIO Form No. 2) to be filled and submitted to TIO office along with the required documents:

    • Villa Title deed
    • Address Card
    • Villa owner CPR copy
    • No Objection letter from the Bank in case the villa is under the bank’s name
  2. TIO will issue a No Objection Certificate (NOC) along with stamped drawings, to be submitted to Municipal One Stop Shop (MOSS) through an Engineering consultant in order to obtain the final building permit, as Diyar is zoned under special projects.
  3. Once the building permit is issued from MOSS, a Commencing Work (CW) permit must be obtained from TIO to allow the contractor to start work on site. The CW form (TIO Form No. 3) must be filled and submitted to TIO along with the following required documents:

    • Approved Building Permit and drawings from Municipality
    • Contractor’s valid CR
    • Waste skip receipt
    • A deposit amount of BD 300.000 This amount to be returned to the villa owner once all works are completed on site as per the approved drawings with no construction or Health & Safety violation during construction.
  4. TIO will issue a No Objection Certificate (NOC) for Commencing Work on Site. Construction work(s) on site may start accordingly.
What kind of work that might lead to termination of Defects Liability Period (DLP) for my villa?

Any major construction work(s) that involves modification/addition/replacing of existing elements within the villa, such as removing/adding walls, replacing tiles, building the permitted extra room, any works violating Diyar Homes Regulations, etc.

What are the procedures for issuing a commencing work permit for my villa?
  • Once the building permit is issued from MOSS, a Commencing Work (CW) permit must be obtained from TIO to allow the contractor to start work on site. The CW form (TIO Form No. 3) must be filled and submitted to TIO along with the following required documents:

    • Approved Building Permit and drawings from Municipality
    • Contractor’s valid CR
    • Waste skip receipt
    • A deposit amount of BD 300.000 This amount to be returned to the villa owner once all works are completed on site as per the approved drawings with no construction or Health & Safety violation during construction.
  • TIO will issue a No Objection Certificate (NOC) for Commencing Work on Site. Construction work(s) on site may start accordingly. (Note: TIO will provide further instructions based on the work type required)

Why do I need a permission for working on my own villa?

To ensure that the required addition/modification does not conflict with Diyar Al Muharraq’s building regulations, and that required work does not jeopardize the health and safety of the villa resident(s).

Building Permit Approvals Section (Plot Owners)
Are there any differences between Diyar’s building regulations and Municipality’s building regulations?

Yes, there is, for more information, please download Diyar’s Regulations and Guidelines booklet-2.

Are there any design review fees charged by Diyar Al Muharraq?

Review fees vary for each plot based on size, zoning and land use. Please refer to your sales agreement for more information.

Do I have to submit a hard copy of the detailed design drawings at TIO office?

A hard copy is only required with the detailed design submission (1 full set of drawings).

How long does it take for the design review process?
  • Concept Design review takes a maximum of 3 working days
  • Detailed Design review takes a maximum of 7 working days
What is the procedure to obtain a building permit for my plot?

Note: All the steps listed below have to be carried out by an Engineering Consultant appointed by the plot owner to manage all communications with TIO & Municipal One Stop Shop (MOSS).

  1. A Concept Design form (TIO Form No. 1) has to be filled and submitted to TIO along with the listed documents/drawings. TIO will review the submission and will reply with comments/approval within 3 working days at max.
  2. Once the Concept Design is approved, Detailed Design form (TIO Form No. 2) has to be filled and submitted to TIO along with the listed documents and drawings. TIO will review the submission and reply with comments/approval within 7 working days at max.
  3. Once Detailed Design is approved, TIO will issue a No Objection Certificate (NOC) along with stamped drawings to be submitted to MOSS in order to obtain the required final building permit.
  4. Once an approved building permit is issued by MOSS, a Commencing Work permit must be obtained from TIO. The consultant must fill the required form (TIO Form No. 3) and submit to TIO with all required documents /drawings. TIO will review the submission and reply with comments/approval within 3 working days at max.
  5. Once the Commencing Work permit is approved, TIO will issue a No Objection Certificate to allow the plot owner to start construction work on his/her plot.
Where can I receive the survey certificate for my plot?

The survey certificate of the plot can be issued from the Survey and Land Registration Bureau (SLRB).

Do I need TIO approval for transporting materials to and from my site?

Transportation of items such as pipes, blocks, cement, concrete, wood, cables or any other building/construction material are permitted (provided that the contractor has an approved TIO Form No. 3 – Commencing Work on Site).

However, the delivery/hauling away of the following items (offices, cabins, containers and toilets) and the hauling away of sand are not permitted without TIO approval. In order to request approval, the contractor must complete the Material Delivery/Hauling Away details in the TIO Form No. 5 – Special Request Approval

How can I visit my plot/parcel?

To arrange a visit, please call Diyar Al Muharraq call center at 8000 8880 to request a visit One of our site supervisors will contact you to inform you the date and time for site visit in order for them to guide you and provide any assistance if necessary.

What are the working hours of the site?

The permitted working hours are:

  • Sunday to Thursday: 6:00 AM to 6:00 PM
  • Friday, Saturday and Public Holidays in residential areas: 8:00 AM to 3:00 P

Should you wish to work or deliver/haul away items outside normal hours, please complete the necessary fields under General Approval in the TIO Form No. 5 – Special Request Approval (Note: Exceptional access to site is for urgent and temporary access only).

What is the procedure to commence work on site?

Upon receiving the final approved building permit and drawings from the Municipality, the consultant must submit TIO Form No. 3 – Commencing Work on Site with relevant documents and drawings for TIO approval.

(Note: You may need to submit TIO Form No. 4 – Signage/Road Occupation if required).

For information and clarification, you can call Diyar Al Muharraq call center at 8000 8880 or email TIO at TIO@diyar.bh for assistance.

If I am interested in leasing a retail space(s) at Diyar Al Muharraq, who should I contact?

You should contact the following telephone number 77957777

What are the opening and closing times for Dragon City and Marassi Beach?

Dragon City Opening Hours:

  • Sunday to Thursday: 10:00 AM to 10:00 PM
  • Friday to Saturday: 10:00 AM to Midnight

Marassi Beach Opening Hours:

  • 9:00 AM to 7:00 PM (Daily)
What is the opening and closing times for the Diyar Al Muharraq TIO and Sales Office?

TIO Office Hours:

  • Sunday to Wednesday: 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM
  • Thursday and Saturday: 8:00 AM to 3:30 PM

Sales Office Hours:

  • Saturday to Thursday: 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Where is the TIO Office located?

You can find a location map for our office, contact details and working hours in the Contact us section below.

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